By Breanne Cooley on Apr 29, 2014
Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University
MySQL is the most trusted and depended-on open source database platform in use today. 9 out of the 10 most popular and highly-trafficked websites in the world rely on MySQL, primarily due to its ubiquity across heterogeneous platform and application stacks.
MySQL is well-known for its performance, reliability and ease of use. MySQL 5.6 builds on the momentum by delivering across the board improvements that enable innovative DBA and developers to create and deploy the next generation of web, embedded and Cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications on the latest generation of development frameworks and hardware platforms.
Building the Next Generation of Web Applications and Services
At a glance, MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL, with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel, including:
- Improved InnoDB storage engine for better transactional throughput.
- Improved Optimizer for better query execution times and diagnostics.
- Better application availability with online DDL/schema changes.
- Better developer agility with NoSQL Access, with Memcached API to InnoDB.
- Improved replication for high performance, self-healing distributed deployments.
- Improved security for worry-free application deployments.
- Improved performance schema for better instrumentation.
The MySQL for Database Administrator and MySQL for Developers course releases are aligned with newly GA release of MySQL 5.6 Developer and MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator OCP certification exams.
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