Wednesday Jun 11, 2008

The Falcon goes by

Jim Starkey with falcon

Jim Starkey, the well known database architect, author of Interbase and Netfrastructure, is leaving MySQL.

Jim's company was acquired by MySQL two and half years ago, to help creating MySQL new transactional engine, Falcon.

Zack Urlocker, reports on the event and says that Falcon is still on track and he is confident that it will be a success.

Tuesday Mar 11, 2008

MySQL 6.0 is alpha - Falcon is Beta


While MySQL 5.1 is almost ready, MySQL 6.0 is already in alpha with many new features, including a Beta of Falcon. Falcon (Intro, White Paper) is designed for typical Web 2.0 workloads in modern (i.e. many cores, large memory) machines.

Check out the MySQL 6.0 home page and the ChangeLog and Download and Contribution pages. Thanks to Hakan for this tip.