The 10 Best Open Source Products Of 2012

10. MySQL 5.6

In beta at this time last year, MySQL 5.6 could be ready for release by the time you read this. At OracleWorld in September, Oracle announced a release candidate of MySQL 5.6, the world's most popular open source database. According to developers, the release will deliver faster performance and will be more scalable, reliable and manageable to keep pace with the exponential rate of data worldwide.

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