Last week, on Thursday, the 21st, I attended the MySQL Road Show India 2008 in Mumbai. The co-founder and the director of technologies gave their tech-talks. About 100+ database pros attended the seminar.
The primary discussion was on their upcoming final release of MySQL 5.1 - new features and functionality :
- High Availability - stressed a lot on this
- Row-based replication
- XML : Native support for XML. This is becoming common is every aspect of a coder's life.
- Event scheduler - crons in MySQL !
- Faster ALTER/DROP index
- Faster data import using threading --use-threads
And the day before yesterday, Jonathan Schwartz announced the acquisition of MySQL for $1 billion. A lot Java enthusiasts are hoping to witness a wave of low-budget Java shared-webhosting.