Updates for MySQL Server and InnoDB

Oracle Announce MySQL 5.5 Release Candidate

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle introduce semi-synchronous replication and replication Heart Beat for MySQL.

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle announced a new release candidate for MySQL 5.5.

In this release, MySQL Server and InnoDB have been updated for
running on the latest multi-CPU and multi-core hardware and
operating systems, and InnoDB is now set as the default storage
engine for MySQL Server. The release candidate also features new
semi-synchronous replication for allowing the master to proceed
without waiting for all the slaves to acknowledge, and replication
Heart Beat for detecting, diagnosing and correcting master/slave
synchronisation issues.

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

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