New version of the world’s most popular open source database is up to 3x faster than MySQL 5.6 in benchmark tests
Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 19, 2015
Key enhancements in MySQL 5.7, which deliver greater performance and scalability, include:
- Enhanced Speed: In benchmark tests using SysBench Read-only Point-Selects, at 1,024 connections, MySQL 5.7 delivered 1,600,000 queries per second (QPS) -- 3x faster than MySQL 5.6.
- Optimized InnoDB: New capabilities include increased performance and concurrency, enhanced on-line operations, spatial indexes, native partitioning and more.
- More Robust Replication: Enhancements to MySQL’s replication features include multi-source replication, enhanced Global Transaction Identifiers (GTIDs), and improved multi-threaded slaves for better scalability and availability.
- Enhanced Optimizer: A new MySQL optimizer dynamic cost model provides better query performance and greater user control.
- New Native JSON Data Type and JSON Functions: Allows for efficient and flexible storage, search and manipulation of schema-less data. Enhancements include a new internal binary format, support for easy integration within SQL, and index management on the JSON Documents using generated columns.
- Performance Schema: Enables instrumentation for memory, transactions, stored routines, prepared statements, replication and locks.
- MySQL SYS Schema: Provides helper objects that answer common performance, health, usage and monitoring questions.
- Improved Security: Delivers easier and safer instance initialization, setup and management.
- Expanded Geographic Information System (GIS) Support for Mobile Applications: Provides spatial index support in InnoDB, GeoJSON and GeoHash support.
For early testing and feedback, MySQL Group Replication is available at http://labs.mysql.com. Group Replication delivers active/active write-anywhere replication clusters to MySQL, with support for automatic conflict detection and resolution.
MySQL 5.7 is scheduled to be available for download at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ on October 26, 2015. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
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