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MySQL AB has announced the general availability of MySQL 5.0, the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history. Starting today, MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license.
The new MySQL 5.0 combines enterprise-grade reliability and performance with advanced SQL 2003 standard-compliant features, making it the most cost-effective database solution for business-critical applications. The product's new functionality will be especially familiar to database developers and DBAs of proprietary relational database systems – allowing IT departments to ease the integration and transition of their data, applications and skill-sets.