Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Oct 2004 22:58 UTC
Databases MySQL announced the general availability of MySQL 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data.
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RE: Everything
by CIO from Dallas TX on Wed 27th Oct 2004 08:05 UTC

FYI 4.1.7 does not mean it has been through a few release cycles. MySQL's versoning scheme doesnt set assign the minor version number to 0 on a milestone release.

On the subject is MySQL "ready" it depends what you mean by the term. For, no Oracle or DB2 would be a better choice.

The major problem with MySQL is not necessarily transactions or speed but features and scalibility. MySQL even with recent speed increases still does not scale well on transaction applications nor apps that require stored procedures and the like.