MySQL AB has announced the release of MySQL 5.0, their most significant upgrade of the world’s most popular open source database in its ten-year history. This version includes enterprise features requested by the community and eliminated some of the Gotchas.
Some of the new enterprise features in MySQL 5.0:
- 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.
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