Feeds

Don't look at Maria's SQL, look at MY SQL, pleads Oracle

MySQL 5.7 'development milestone' release

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Oracle says it has doubled the performance of its open source MySQL database when running over large datasets across more than 40 cores, as it strives to preserve its lead in a market thronging with credible contenders.

Oracle gave details of a "Development Milestone" release of version 5.7 of its MySQL database on Monday, alongside rival MariaDB going into version 10 of its eponymous system.

The widely used open source MySQL database has received replication, storage, schema, and throughput advances, the company wrote in its announcement.

"What we've done is – all the way from the top down – removed bottlenecks in terms of mostly mutexes and contentions," Oracle's veep of MySQL engineering Tomas Ulin told The Reg.

These changes include tweaks to the relational database's "InnoDB" storage engine, enhancements for semi-synchronous replication, and throughput improvements for queries to data held on solid-state disks.

By doing this, MysQL 5.7 demonstrates almost double the query-per-second performance of MySQL 5.6 on SysBench Read-Only Point Selects benchmarks.

"These performance enhancements are reached at scale when looking at 40 or 50 or 60 cores being used," Ulin explained. "On the low core counts you don't see it."

The company has also added features relating to geographical information systems (GIS) by incorporating spatial index support into InnoDB. This follows non-relational rival MongoDB investing many years in adding GIS features to its own datastore. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week
Rebranded OS reportedly set to be flung open by Redmond
SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches
'Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult'
Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
Forget touchscreen millennials, Microsoft goes for mouse crowd
Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR
Apple kills 'upgrade'. Hey, Microsoft. You sure you want to be like these guys?
ARM gives Internet of Things a piece of its mind – the Cortex-M7
32-bit core packs some DSP for VIP IoT CPU LOL
Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone
Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.