Oracle updates MySQL Enterprise Edition

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Oracle’s updated MySQL Enterprise Edition database offers 90 per cent lower total cost of ownership than Microsoft SQL Server – obviously, no coincidence as Oracle moves in on its rival.

MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.5 promises improved performance, and easy-to-use and comprehensive management tools. The new additions to MySQL include MySQL Enterprise Backup and MySQL Workbench, and an improved MySQL Enterprise Monitor – the standard database, monitoring, back up, design tools and faithful customer support, of course, are still part of the package.

“With the enhancements to MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Enterprise Backup, along with streamlined, global support, database administrators and developers can speed their MySQL deployments while reducing total cost of ownership.” Said Tomas Ulin, vice president of engineering at Oracle.

Whilst support has improved, there is also integration with MyOracle Support, which could well prove to be a lure for users of other systems (SQL Server and Linux systems), particularly as the MyOracle Support feature covers training and teaching materials.

“The latest enhancements in MySQL Enterprise Edition underscore Oracle’s commitment to helping customers be successful with the world’s most popular open-source database.” Said Ulin. Such updates may help prove Oracle’s belief in the open-source community.

Chris Baker is the Global Sales and Marketing Director responsible for the expansion of Calsoft Enterprise Solutions internationally. Formerly co-owner of acquired business, Inatech, Chris has been responsible for developing and promoting the company’s position as a specialist in Oracle solutions within the global IT industry. Chris co-founded Inatech in November 2002 merging with Calsoft in 2008. In a career spanning 23 years, Chris has held influential positions at Accenture, Easams, and Marconi. He was a Member of the Oracle UK Consulting Board during his time at Oracle Corporation UK, where he spent 15 years. Chris has a Higher National Diploma in Computing Studies from Farnborough College with distinction.