MySQL plans to launch alpha and beta versions of several new free and open-source software products in September, including a release candidate of the latest version of its database software.
“We’re always announcing new open-source products, but this month we just happened to have a lot coming out all at once,” said Zack Urlocker, the Uppsala, Sweden-based company’s executive vice president. “This includes a release candidate of MySQL 5.1, our core open-source server.
This new version has row-based replication, events, partitioning and disk-based cluster storage as well as faster performance. And there’s some new scalability enhancements with the InnoDB storage engine.”
Company officials said four new products—MySQL 5.1 Community Server, the Falcon Database Engine, MySQL Proxy and MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1—are scheduled to be available for download by the end of September.