The long awaited version 4.0 of the MySQL database is now available for download at the MySQL website. The new version is intended as a platform for building mission critical, heavy load database solutions, and much effort has been put into providing a solid foundation for planned enhancements, some of which are included from the start.
This is the text as it appears on the homepage of the MySQL site. If you go a bit further into the article you’ll find the really exciting stuff is expected to appear in 4.1:
- nested subqueries
- stored procedures
- foreign key integrity