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Oracle issued on May 17 a new edition of MySQL Enterprise, the first major upgrade of the open-source relational database since Oracle completed the acquisition of MySQL’s former parent, Sun Microsystems. 

But the release will do little to assuage the suspicions of MySQL users and open-source community members that Oracle won’t give the database full and enthusiastic support since it acquired the technology in the buyout of Sun Microsystems. That’s because this release was under development well before Oracle closed its $7.4 billion buyout of Sun.

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