The future of the open source MySQL database was a matter of high uncertainty following Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, but Oracle continues to pledge a deep commitment to the community.
On Wednesday, Oracle released MySQL 5.5, promising significant performance and scalability improvements over the previous iteration.
Oracle is continuing Sun’s tradition of releasing both an open source licensed version of the release, as well as a commercially licensed version. Datamation has the story.
One of the biggest hurdles that Oracle faced when acquiring Sun Microsystems was handling the open source MySQL database.
There were concerns about how the open source database would fare under Oracle’s leadership, but those concerns are now being put to rest by Oracle with the release of MySQL 5.5