By user804106 on Dec 15, 2010
New performance and scalability enhancements, continued Investment in MySQL (see press release).
"The latest release of MySQL further exemplifies Oracle's commitment to the MySQL community and investment in delivering rapid innovation and enhancements to the MySQL platform" said Edward Screven, Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect.
MySQL is integral to Oracle's complete, open and integrated strategy. The MySQL 5.5 Community Edition, which is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and is available for free download, includes InnoDB as the default storage engine.
We cannot stress the importance of using open standards enough, whether in the context of open source or non-open source software.