MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.
MySQL delivers enterprise features, including:
- Partitioning to improve performance and management of very large database environments
- Row-based/Hybrid Replication for improved replication security
- Event Scheduler to create and schedule jobs that perform various database tasks
- XPath Support
- Dynamic General/Slow Query Log
- Performance/Load Testing Utility (mysqlslap)
- Improved! Full Text Search (faster, new dev templates)
- Improved! Archive engine (better compression, more features)
- Improved! User session and problem SQL identification
- Improved! MySQL embedded library (libmysqld)
- Additional INFORMATION_SCHEMA objects
- Faster data import operations (parallel file load)
- ACID Transactions to build reliable and secure business critical applications
- Stored Procedures to improve developer productivity
- Triggers to enforce complex business rules at the database level
- Views to ensure sensitive information is not compromised
- Information Schema to provide easy access to metadata
- Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture for maximum flexibility
- Archive Storage Engine for historical and audit data
# Bugs Fixed
* InnoDB Storage Engine: An incorrect deadlock could occur on a server doing a substantial amount of change buffering for DML operations, particularly DELETE statements.
* Rounding DBL_MAX returned DBL_MAX, not 'inf'.
* mysql_upgrade did not upgrade the system tables or create the mysql_upgrade_info file when run with the --write-binlog or --skip-write-binlog option.
* If a plugin was uninstalled, thread local variables for plugin variables of string type with wth PLUGIN_VAR_MEMALLOC flag were not freed.
* Deadlock could occur when these four things happened at the same time: 1) An old dump thread was waiting for the binary log to grow. 2) The slave server that replicates from the old dump thread tried to reconnect. During reconnection, the new dump thread tried to kill the old dump thread. 3) A KILL statement tried to kill the old dump thread. 4) An INSERT statement caused a binary log rotation.