Comments as well on MySQL 5.6 July 5, 2012,
Volume 173, Issue 1
In an interview on Oracle's MySQL Blog Ronald Bradford, an Oracle ACE Director, explained to Keith Larson what his plans are for future MySQL Connect events and commented on the benefits to both the community and to Oracle of having an abundance of content on MySQL at events like Oracle Open World. With respect to MySQL 5.6, Bradford commented on the optimizer trace feature, which he praised for its capability in making exposed information visible, both in itself and in the capability of applying information discerned for optimizing SQL statements in earlier versions of MySQL. He was also enthusiastic about the improvements in instrumentation in the Performance Schema and the numerous replication features.