MySQL Enterprise Edition
MySQL Enterprise Edition is a commercial, award-winning, widely used and super fast RDBMS (Relational Database Management System), originally created by Sun Microsystems and now maintained by Oracle. It includes powerful enterprise features, such as MySQL Enterprise Backup, MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise HA, MySQL Enterprise Scalability, MySQL Enterprise Security, MySQL Enterprise Audit, MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Query Analyzer, MySQL Fabric and MySQL Workbench.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for creating incremental, full or partial backups, point-in-time-recovery functionality, partial or full restores, external authentication support, support for thread pools, policy-based auditing compliance, online “hot” backup support, cluster manager and cluster geo-replication features, automatic scaling, as well as support for various storage engines, including InnoDB, NDB and MyISAM.
Additionally, it features backup compression, database replication, DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) support, Oracle Solaris clustering, Oracle VM templates, Windows failover clustering, Windows Active Directory integration, PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) authentication support, as well as 24/7 support from Oracle. Another interesting features it the ability to make your database infrastructure highly available.
Supported operating systems
MySQL offers great availability, which means that it can be used on a wide range of Linux distributions, including Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Linux, as well as Sun Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The MySQL Community Editions
In addition to the Enterprise edition of MySQL, the Community edition is freely available for download and it can be easily installed on various Linux-based operating systems using the packages included in the default software repositories of the respective GNU/Linux distribution. It is actively maintained and supported by a community of open source enthusiasts and developers from all places of the world. More details about the MySQL Community Editions can be found on Softpedia.