MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) which has more than 11 million installations. The program runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems,which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.
“ 5.1, though it sounds like an incremental release, has got some pretty major features. Probably, we should have called it 6.0, because there’s so much stuff in there and we’ve been working on it for a couple of years.” : Zack Urlocker, vice president for MySQL products at Sun.
MySql 5.1 has been released .MySQL 5.1 provides a number of new enhancements including:
– Table and index partitioning
– Row-based and mixed replication
– Built-in job scheduler
– Improved XML handling with XPath support
– New SQL diagnostic aids and performance utilities
– The return of the embedded library (libmysqld)
– A new plugin architecture etc
For a complete list of all the features , go here .
But it seems to have some serious bugs. See them here .
Additional readings :
- Installing MySQL 5.1.30 on new servers or upgrading to MySQL 5.1.30 from previous MySQL releases, here.