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Is MySQL 5.6 slower than MySQL 5.5? No, it's faster
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MySQL 5.6 is believed to be the best MySQL release ever. In order to find out if it is true or not I ran some benchmarks and I am going to share the results with you in this tutorial. Please note that I only tested with default settings (in both cases) and using sysbench as a benchmarking tool, so its a pretty basic test. I highly recommend that you test on your particular workload before upgrading and share your results.

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