By Rob Young on Aug 01, 2011
Last week was a banner week for MySQL at OSCON. We had many MySQL developers meeting with the MySQL community, conducting technical sessions, leading BOF sessions, working the exhibit hall, and confirming Oracle's leadership in the technical evolution of MySQL. The highlight of the week was the unveiling of even more 5.6 early access InnoDB and Replication features that are now available for early adopters to download, evaluate and shape via labs.mysql.com.
InnoDB is one of MySQL's "crown jewels" and beginning in 5.5 is now the default storage engine. The following 5.6 feature improvements are in direct response to community and customer feedback and requests. The new 5.6 early access features include:
- Full-text search
- REDO log files max size extended to 2 TB
- UNDO logs on their own tablespace
- Buffer Pool options for pre-loading/warming on re-start
- Improved auto-extension of .ibd files
- Support for smaller 4k, 8k page sizes
Replication is by far the most popular and widely used MySQL feature. The following feature improvements in 5.6 are also in direct response to community and customer feedback and requests. The new 5.6 early access features include:
- New Binlog API
- Binlog group commit (completes InnoDB group commit implemented in MySQL 5.5)
- Durable Slave Reads
- Enhanced multi-threaded slaves
We can't say this "early and often" enough...thanks for your continued support of MySQL!