MySQL 5.1: New Version of Open Source Database

Nov 27, 2008

Sun Microsystems has realized the second quarter announced release of version 5.1 of MySQL.

On this new release, the developers have concentrated on performance, which has improved database acceleration by 15%. New are five methods of horizontal partition: range, hash, key, list and composite. Also new is the hybrid replication and the Event Scheduler, which enables repeated SQL based tasks to be automated.

Supported operating systems include Solaris 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse Enterprise Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Free BSD, HP-UX, IBM AIX, IBM i5/OS and all Linux distributions.
Sun has made three MySQL versions of the 5.1 available for download: The community server under GPL, a subscription on the Enterprise Server and the commercially licensed embedded server.

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