10/24/2005

MySQL 5.0 Released

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:54 am

MySQLMySQL AB announced the availability of MySQL 5.0. MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license at http:/dev.mysql.com.

“We are quite proud to deliver this new version of MySQL — as it includes the most-requested features from our users, customers and partners,” said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. “With their feedback, we have been able to provide important enterprise-class features while staying true to MySQL’s renowned heritage of high-performance, reliability and ease-of-use.”
MySQL 5.0’s Enterprise Database Features

The new MySQL 5.0 combines enterprise-grade reliability and performance with advanced SQL 2003 standard-compliant features, making it the most cost-effective database solution for business-critical applications. The product’s new functionality will be especially familiar to database developers and DBAs of proprietary relational database systems — allowing IT departments to ease the integration and transition of their data, applications and skill-sets.

MySQL 5.0 delivers dozens of new enterprise features, including:

  • Stored Procedures and SQL Functions — to embed business logic in the database and improve performance;
  • Triggers — to enforce complex business rules at the database level;
  • Views — to ensure protection of sensitive information;
  • Cursors – to allow easier database development and reference of large datasets;
  • Information Schema — to provide easy access to metadata;
  • XA Distributed Transactions — supports complex transactions across multiple databases in heterogeneous environments;
  • SQL Mode — provides server-enforced data integrity for new and existing data;
  • New Federated and Archive Storage Engines — MySQL’s unique pluggable storage engine architecture allows greater flexibility, functionality and performance by making it easy to swap database engines in and out, based on users’ application requirements;
  • New Migration Toolkit — A new graphical toolkit that completely migrates all data and objects from Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and other database platforms to MySQL;
  • Instance Manager — new management assistant that allows remote starting/stopping of any MySQL Server, as well as remote editing of configuration files, reading of error and query logs, and more;
  • Updated Connectors and Visual Tools — new high-performance versions of MySQL’s ODBC, Java and .NET database drivers are now available, along with updated versions of the MySQL Query Browser and MySQL Administrator.

The production version of MySQL 5.0 is available now for Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IBM AIX 5L and a range of other operating systems.All MySQL database software is available under a dual licensing model. Developers and organizations can choose between an open source (GPL) or a commercial MySQL license, depending on their deployment requirements.

 

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