- Fact: MySQL 5.6 was released as GA in February 2013
- Fact: MySQL 5.6 has been available with its complete set of features since September 2012
- Fact: On September 21st, Oracle has released MySQL 5.7.2, which is the de facto major release after MySQL 5.6 (5.7.1 was just a token “we’re-still-in-business” release).
- Fact: As of today, there is no GA-ready fork of MySQL 5.6.
Percona Server is still in RC state, while MariaDB, with its runaway version 10, is still in alpha state. Of these releases, Percona Server seems the one in the better shape. Their problem was to adapt Percona Server to the enhanced codebase for 5.6, and the merging problems were bigger than the ones encountered in 5.1 and 5.5. Percona Server is a business oriented fork. It includes specific features for …[Read more]