MySQL AB released a preview of its latest open-source MySQL database.
MySQL AB released a preview of its latest open-source MySQL database Monday.
The alpha edition of MySQL 5.0 is an under-construction version that implements some, though not all, of the new features expected in the final release.
Among those currently in the alpha are stored procedures -- based on SQL-99 and similar to Oracle's PL/SQL -- that will, when completed, let MySQL hook in external languages such as PL/SQL and T-SQL. Other enhancements and improvements include faster-opening table files, support for column lengths greater than 256 characters, and dynamic length rows for HEAP tables.
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