Oracle Unveils MySQL 5.5

Oracle has launched the release to manufacture (RTM) version of the new MySQL 5.5, ensuring that the company will continue to invest and develop on the platform.

Since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, the fate of MySQL database platform has been hanging in the balance, with many believing that Oracle would scrap the whole project.

The company even organised an event called MySQL Sunday, clearly indicating that it has no plans of discontinuing MySQL, tech news site CMS Wire reports.

Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, said in a statement: “We continue to invest in MySQL technology and support the thriving MySQL user community.”

The new MySQL is said to come with a much improved performance and application scalability capabilities.

Oracle also announced that it scrapping OpenSolaris as a brand, but will continue to provide the source code to the developer community.

The move, according to Oracle, will allow them to focus wholly on Solaris 11.