MySQL 5.0 Now Available for Production Use

MySQL 5.0 is out. It now supports:

  • Stored Procedures and SQL Functions (about time!);
  • Triggers (about time!);
  • Views (about time!);
  • Cursors (about time!);
  • Information Schema — to provide easy access to metadata (I don’t know what this is);
  • XA Distributed Transactions — supports complex transactions across multiple databases in heterogeneous environments (sounds good);
  • SQL Mode — provides server-enforced data integrity for new and existing data (about time!).

However, I wouldn’t switch over any serious Enterprise project to MySQL with Oracle buying InnoDB and all, but if you are already using MySQL, this is good news indeed.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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