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Oracle Upgrades Its MySQL Enterprise Edition

Oracle has brought out an update for the MySQL Enterprise Edition which brings new features and tweaks existing functions.

The update comes with the MySQL Enterprise Backup and MySQL Workbench features that offer new design tools, back-up and monitoring capabilities, Oracle has revealed.

The enterprise software maker also said that it had incorporated MySQL into its MyOracle Support centre to offer round-the-clock support to MySQL customers. The support will also offer training and teaching material for users of other SQL systems like SQL Server or Linux systems.

The MySQL Enterprise Backup feature will allow subscribers to make full, partial or incremental backups of their MySQL databases. The feature will also bring Point-in-Time recovery and backup compression to the database platform.

The MySQL Workbench feature comes with a centralised set of tools for administration, SQL development and data modelling. Oracle has also updated the Enterprise Monitor tool within the MySQL Enterprise Edition with new rules and graphs for database monitoring.

"With the enhancements to MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Enterprise Backup, along with streamlined, global support, DBAs and developers can speed their MySQL deployments while reducing total cost of ownership," Tomas Ulin, vice president of engineering at Oracle, said in a statement.