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As for development, Screven said the goal is to improve integration with Windows, because while Windows is the number-one destination for MySQL downloads it's not number-one for deployments. He noted MySQL would continue as part of the LAMP stack - that includes Windows' rival, Linux. "We are going to invest and make sure MySQL is a great database on Windows," he said.

He repeated the uber plan articulated by management during its January strategy day to invest in engineering projects to integrate the database with Oracle's infrastructure products - Oracle Enterprise Manager for management, Oracle Secure Backup for back up, and Oracle Vault for secure audit of records. This integration would make MySQL much more appealing to existing Oracle customers, Screven said.

Screven pointed to changes in InnoDB and in the SQL layer that will make MySQL 5.5 faster than 5.4.1 under the SysBench benchmarks, and the ability to visually design and forward and reverse engineer code in MySQL Workbench 5.5.

Meanwhile, Oracle announced the release of MySQL Cluster 7.1 as finished product, with improved administration, Java, and OpenJPA connectors to clusters, sub-second fail over and self healing.

Even though this was work begun under Sun Microsystems, which Oracle finally acquired in January, Screven said it proved Oracle's commitment to improve the database is happening now, "not some abstract point in the future". ®

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