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MariaDB 10.1.1: default roles

As you all know MariaDB supported roles since the MariaDB release 10.0.5. They were implemented almost exactly as specified in the SQL Standard 2003, features T331 “Basic roles” and T332 “Extended Roles”.

But we were often hearing complains, users were not satisfied with purely standard set of features. In particular, the standard specified that one had to do

SET ROLE foobar;

to be able to use privileges, granted to the role foobar. This was not always convenient and sometimes not even possible (imagine, you need to grant role privileges to an account used by a closed-source application). There had to be some way to enable a given role automatically, when a user connects.

To solve this issue we have introduced the concept of a default role. A default role for given user is automatically enabled when this user …

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Update on Performance measurement on MariaDB 10.1 and MySQL 5.7.4-labs-tplc


This blog is a follow up to my original blog in . First of all I would like to thank for all the comments I received. Based on the comments there was a concern if the differences seen on performance was due to different configuration setup. Furthermore, I did not know that there was a configuration variable to get similar multi-threaded flush mechanism on MySQL as there is on MariaDB. To find out if the different configuration variables or different defaults were the reason for different performance, I ran several rounds of new tests.

Test 1

Changing number of buffer pool instances or value of innodb thread concurrency do not seem to have significant effect on at least LinkBench benchmark …

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A GeoSpatial Search Odyssey

This post walks through some examples of using the geospatial functions provided by MySQL and Sphinx. Enjoy! Getting Started First of all, here are some helpful resources: We wrote about geospatial search with Sphinx in this blog post. It has a more Sphinx-specific focus than this post. Alexander Rubin wrote these helpful articles: “Creating Geo [...]

MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.13 now available

Download MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.13

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB Galera Cluster?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.13. This is a Stable (GA) release.

See the …

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Query Sphinx with Node.js

You probably already know that Sphinx supports MySQL binary network protocol. But, if you haven’t heard– Sphinx can be accessed with the regular ol’ MySQL API. Pretty much any language you use to query MySQL can be used to query Sphinx. So, in this post, to demonstrate how using ‘SphinxQL’ (our subset of SQL) makes [...]

Performance evaluation of MariaDB 10.1 and MySQL 5.7.4-labs-tplc


Evaluating the performance of database systems is a very demanding task. There are a lot of hard choices to be made, e.g.:

  • What operating system and operating system version is to be used
  • What configuration setup is to be used
  • What benchmarks are to be used and how long are the warm-up and measure times
  • What test setups are to be used
  • What version of the database management system is used
  • What storage engine is used

While performance evaluation is mostly machine time, there is still a lot of hard work for the human monitoring the tests. In this blog post we have made following choices:

  • We’re using an Intel Xeon E5-2690 @ 2.9GHz CPU containing 32-cores and Linux 3.4.12 with 132G main memory. The database is stored on a Fusion-IO ioDrive2 Duo 2.41TB Firmware v7.2.5, rev 110646, using Driver 3.3.4 build 5833069. The …
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Sphinx Searches Gmail with MySQL and PHP

There may come a time when you want to collect some of your emails, put them into a database, and search them with Sphinx. If that time has come, you may enjoy this blog post. It will outline one way to get emails from Gmail into MySQL (with PHP’s IMAP extension) so that they become [...]

Sphinx in Docker. The basics.

With an ear to the interwebs, you’ll hear a few things about Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. In this blog post, I’m going to outline a very basic example of how to use Sphinx from within a Docker container. What is Docker? This [...]

Eventually Consistent Databases: State of the Art


Eventual consistency [1] is a consistency model, which is used in many large distributed databases. Such databases require that all changes to a replicated piece of data eventually reach all affected replicas. Furthermore, the conflict resolution is not handled in these databases, and the responsibility is pushed up to the application authors in the event of conflicting updates. Eventual consistency is a specific form of weak consistency: the storage system guarantees that if no new updates are made to the object, eventually all accesses will return the last updated value [1]. If no failures occur, the maximum size of the inconsistency window can be determined based on the factors such as communication delays, the load on the system, and the number of replicas involved in the replication scheme. We earlier in …

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Getting Started with Sphinx?

Here are a few videos those of you who are just getting started with Sphinx may find useful. The first video demonstrates a very simple implementation with Ubuntu, PHP, and MySQL. The second video is also about installing on Ubuntu. And, the last video discusses fulltext query syntax. Check ‘em out. Quick Start with Ubuntu [...]

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