Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, underlined Oracle’s investment in MySQL and demonstrated how Oracle is making MySQL better every day. He announced the immediate availability of the release candidate version of MySQL 5.5, which delivers major enhancements in performance & scalability, availability and usability.
Watch Edward’s presentation http://medianetwork.oracle.com/media/show/15664?n=subCategory&nid=35
Apparently Benchmarks showed up to 1,561% performance gains for Read/Write operations on Windows, and up to 364% performance gain in Read/Write operations on Linux!: Higher availability: New semi-synchronous replication and replication Heart Beat improve the reliability of data and the speed of fail-over for continuous application availability. Improved usability: Enhanced index and table partitioning, signal/re-signal support and diagnostics further improve the usability of MySQL 5.5.
Learn More and Get Going with MySQL 5.5: Download > MySQL 5.5 RC http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
uniCenta oPOS already works with early versions of MySQL and work is under-way preparing it to take advantage of the benefits of this Release Candidate. So, keep an eye on events as this will provide a major boost to the performance of uniCenta oPOS in the enterprise.