With data volumes and user populations growing, its no wonder that database performance is a hot topic in developer and DBA circles.
Its also no surprise that continued performance improvements were one of the top design goals of the new MySQL 5.6 release which was declared GA on February 5th (note: GA means “Generally Available”, not “Gypsy Approved” @mysqlborat)
And the performance gains haven’t disappointed:
- Dimitri Kravtchuk’s Sysbench tests showed MySQL delivering up to 4x higher performance than the previous 5.5 release.
- Mikael Ronstrom’s testing showed up to 4x better scalability as thread counts rose to 48 and 60 …[Read more]