If you are running mySQL in windows then this is good news to you! I received an email from Oracle regarding the release of mySQL 5.5 RC which they are stating that it runs 1500% faster now on windows. They stated the following performance gains:
- 1561% Performance Gains over MySQL 5.1 for Read/Write Operations
- 538% Performance Gains over MySQL 5.1 for Read Only Operations
To learn more about mySQL 5.5 on windows, click here to get the "Guide to mySQL on Microsoft Windows" and click here to download the 5.5 Release Candidate.