New MySQL Milestone Release

The latest version of MySQL (5.7.2) has been released by Oracle, and the popular open source database features numerous enhancements to improve performance, scalability and manageability. 

"Oracle continues to work closely with the MySQL user community and encourages feedback and input to help rapidly improve product capabilities and quality," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle's MySQL vice president of Engineering. "With the latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release, Oracle continues to drive MySQL innovation with predictable and consistent releases to closely address user requirements for their modern web, cloud and embedded applications."

The MySQL Community Edition 5.7.2 DMR, which is available for download in the MySQL Developer Zone, delivers faster connectivity, higher transaction throughput, increased replication speed, memory instrumentation and other enhancements to enable higher performance and improved manageability. Oracle is also providing early access to features under development for community testing and feedback including "mysqlfabric" for scale out through sharding, and multi-source replication.