original brand, the one developed by the MySQL team at Oracle, is
steadily evolving. You can feel it if you try every new release
that comes out of the milestone release cycle. Or even if you
don’t try all of them, just testing a release once in a while
gives you something to think about.
The engineers at Oracle are trying hard to improve the defaults.
If you are the out-of-the-box type, and just install the
new version on top of the previous one, leaving the same setup in
place, you may be up for a for a few surprises. It’s the
marketing, see? They tell you that just by replacing your old
MySQL (5.1 or 5.5) with MySQL 5.6 you get 30% to 70% performance
improvement. Which happens to be true, not only because the
server is better, but also because they have changed the
defaults. However, this change in defaults may come with some
serious consequences for the ones who …[Read more]