How to Check the MySQL Version

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In this quick tutorial, we’ll learn how to check the MySQL version of a server. Without a doubt, MySQL is one of the most popular RDBMS (Relational database management system)  options available, so you’ll find it pretty much everywhere. There can be some pretty staggering differences between MySQL versions, so knowing which version you’re working with is important. Learn here how to check the version of MySQL your server is using!

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MySQL 5.1 vs. 5.5 vs. 5.6 Performance Comparison

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General Results
  • MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 both performed significantly better than MySQL 5.1.
  • Read/Write and Read Only workloads testing requests per second show a marked improvement for both MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 over MySQL 5.1.
  • The 95th percentile response times (explained below) for both Read/Write and Read Only workloads on MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 were much lower (thus faster) than MySQL 5.1.
Requests per Second

MySQL 5.1 vs. 5.5 vs. 5.6 Performance Comparison - Requests per Second - Read and Write Operations

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