Today we're announcing MySQL 5.6 RC availability, which is
placing MySQL 5.6 to the "best ever MySQL" position, kept until
now by MySQL 5.5 ;-))
In one word: "Champagne !!!" :-)
While few graphs with benchmark results will say you it better than any words...
Sysbench RO Simple-Ranges
More details about during my presentation @MySQL Connect at 17:30 today..
Then my presentation slides will be posted here: MySQL Perf @Connect 2012
NOTE: the results are presented in QPS (query per second,
counting only Read + Write requests/sec reported by Sysbench),
and representing the most higher QPS results obtained on each
MySQL version for each test case with a best tunning possible in
each case, and on the same Linux 32cores server...