It has arrived, a little over a month from the last beta release, is MariaDB 5.3.1. It is a bug-fix update and as always the changelog lists everything that has been fixed. The release notes list all the changes present in the 5.3-series.
Many fixes are in the optimizer updates that showed itself in MariaDB 5.3.0-beta, plus backports from the MySQL 5.6 feature preview trees. Microsoft Windows is also important to the MariaDB project so there are plenty of updates for that platform. What are you waiting for, download it now.
Jelastic is the next generation of Java Platforms as a Service.
Unlike previous cloud platforms, Jelastic:
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The first Percona Live Conferences in San Francisco and New York were such wonderful successes that we have been inspired to take it across the ocean into the UK. We are therefore proud to announce that our next Percona Live Conference will be held London October 24-25, 2011 . Registration is now open and we are offering an early-bird registration for eager attendees who appreciate a discount. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1909670877/eorg/
Additionally, the Percona Live team is ready to accept submissions of talks and/or tutorials from individuals who wish to speak at this two day event. Please go here: http://www.percona.com/live/london-2011/call-for-speakers/ to submit your talks.
Whether you are a[Read more...]
Unless you are Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk), or one of his Hollywood buddies, you don’t need to read any further. Allow me to explain…
Over the weekend, we launched our new website. This type of announcement used to be interesting in the high-tech world. I heard Kara Swisher of the WSJ’s All things D speak at a MassTLC event in May. She admitted back in the 1990s, when the web was just getting into high gear, that a new website from an interesting company might actually get some coverage. Not anymore.
I’ve also been told at all the SEO classes I’ve taken[Read more...]
Quick pointer that MariaDB 5.2.7 is now released. Highlights from the release notes: RHEL 5 RPMs (in addition to the CentOS 5 RPMs), and the inclusion of the HeidiSQL GUI client for the Windows MSI package. As always, the complete changelog, and what are you waiting for – download it now and give it a try!
Percona Server version 5.1.55-12.6 is now available for download. It is now the current stable release version.
The developer meeting in Lisbon, Portugal is about to start, and there’s an agenda available. If you’re not going to be in Lisbon, please hop onto IRC and join the #maria channel on Saturday March 12 2011 (UTC+0) as the roadmap for MariaDB is to be discussed live as well as via IRC.
If you have further[Read more...]
MariaDB 5.1.55 Released
Dear MariaDB users,
The development team have been busy and are ready to release MariaDB[Read more...]
It’s finally here! Percona Server Percona Server 5.5.8-20.0 is now available for download. This is a beta release of Percona’s enhancements to the MySQL 5.5.8 server. Here are some highlights:
In addition to building on MySQL 5.5, here are the changes we’ve made from previous Percona Server releases:
Percona was working closely with Virident on evaluating tachIOn as solution for MySQL, and as result you can find whitepaper “Scaling MySQL Deployments Efficiently Using Virident tachIOn Drives”, available from Virident website. It was done as part of our consulting practice, but all results and numbers are certified by Percona. I personally really enjoyed performance and stability provided by tachIOn card, and you actually saw bunch of benchmarks results published on our blog which proves it.
Virident tachIOn will be on the list of our recommendations for customers looking to improve performance or building high-performance solution based on MySQL.
Thanks to our technical writer and system administrator at Monty Program Ab Daniel Bartholomew we now have a complete description of the SQL-99 standard for syntax, data structures, and retrieval processes of SQL databases. As an example-based reference manual it includes all of the CLI functions, information, schema tables, and status codes.[Read more...]
New Year is coming! And it brings us a new MySQL User Conference! As always, me and my colleagues will be attending — we have great talks to offer:
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in a post that Monty Program was working on a trademark policy for MariaDB, and we hoped to have something available for community review in early 2011.
Well, that draft is ready now. The draft is available in the MariaDB knowledgebase, and we are soliciting public feedback through January 2. During the first week of January any approved edits will be made to make a final version, and that final policy mirrored on mariadb.org and montyprogram.com.
Hopefully the intent of allowing the unhindered development of cool stuff related to MariaDB while protecting the value of the primary brand itself is made clear. Let us know what you think[Read more...]
Tokutek is pleased to announce support for MariaDB for the first time with TokuDB v4.1.1 for MariaDB v5.1.47.
Our customers are choosing MariaDB more and more frequently for their most demanding database applications. We are delighted to help raise MariaDB performance to the next level by making TokuDB available on this new platform. One of our customers, who wishes to remain unnamed for the present time, chose MariaDB + TokuDB for a 3 TB database after having evaluated other MySQL alternatives and finding them unacceptably slow.
TokuDB continues to be the ideal choice for complex / high-volume applications that must have fast response times and that must simultaneously store and query large volumes of rapidly arriving data:
This past Monday updates in both the 5.1 and 5.2 series of MariaDB were released. It’s a pretty big deal, as some issues have been solved that affect a large number of users. You should read the release notes for MariaDB 5.1.53 and for MariaDB 5.2.4 as well as the release announcement. The annoucement contains download links from worldwide mirrors.
Speaking of downloads, the 5.2 series has seen a remarkable increase in download totals. Several orders of magnitude, in fact. That’s usually a pretty good sign, so I’ll take it as such. It hopefully means more people are using MariaDB, and when talking about such matters with[Read more...]
Dear MariaDB users,
The development team have been busy bees, and have freshly released MariaDB 5.1.51. MariaDB is a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes and many community patches.
This release of MariaDB 5.1.51 includes MySQL up to version 5.1.51. It also includes XtraDB up to version 5.1.51-12. For more information, do not hesitate to read the release notes, and for more detailed changes, do hop on over to the changelog.
MariaDB is available in source and binary form in a variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5, and Solaris x86. These are all[Read more...]
I am happy to announce that MariaDB 5.2.3 is now released as a stable release.
During the gamma period we did not receive any serious reports for issues in 5.2, so we are relatively confident that the new code is of decent quality.
What is most interesting about MariaDB 5.2 is that most of the features came from the MariaDB/MySQL community, not from Monty Program Ab!
Without the community it would not have been possible to do a stable release so soon after the last release. Virtual columns,[Read more...]
Dear MariaDB users,
MariaDB 5.2, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes and many community patches, has been released. It has all changes up to MySQL 5.1.51.
MariaDB 5.2 includes a number of user enhancements including:
If you want to know more about MySQL and MariaDB plugins read below. Our (Andrew Hutchings and mine) book MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development was just published by Packt. As far as I know it’s the first and the only book completely dedicated to MySQL Plugin API. It covers all existing in 5.1 plugin types, from Daemon to Storage Engines, and does not shun from explaining less known or poorly understood features of the plugin API. It describes newer plugin API extensions too – such as authentication plugins and recent[Read more...]
Dear MariaDB users,
MariaDB 5.1.50, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes, and many community patches, has been released. MariaDB: Community developed, feature enhanced, backward compatible.
For an overview of what’s new in MariaDB 5.1.50, please see the release notes.
Highlights include MariaDB 5.1.50 based on MySQL 5.1.50, includes XtraDB 5.1.49-12, and have some bug fixes in the Aria storage engine. For finer grained details, please view the changelog.
MariaDB is available in source and binary form for a variety of platforms and is available from the download pages.
Tokutek is pleased to announce immediate availability of TokuDB for MySQL, version 4.1.1. It is ideally suited for delivering fast response times for complex / high-volume Web applications that must simultaneously store and query large volumes of rapidly arriving data:
TokuDB v4.1.1 replaces TokuDB v4.1.0 and is recommended for all users. (We found a bug in v4.1.0 and have withdrawn it from our website). The new version has all of v4.1.0′s new features, including support for SAVEPOINT and an even better Fast Loader. As always, this release uses our high-performance Fractal Tree™ indexing to provide a unique combination of capabilities:
After two months of submissions, Monty Program employee review, community voting and Monty’s final decision, we are happy to announce that the Maria storage engine will henceforth be known as …
Congratulations to Chris Tooley who suggested the name. Chris said about Aria in his submission, “Maria without the ‘M’, plus aria is a pleasant musical term.” Chris is now the proud new owner of a System 76 Meerkat net-top computer. Thanks to our good friends at System76 for providing this nifty prize.
Hopefully, in time, “Aria” will also be a pleasing database engine term. And now we will not have the confusion between MariaDB and Maria.
Tokutek is pleased to announce immediate availability of TokuDB for MySQL, version 4.0. It is designed for continuous querying and analysis of large volumes of rapidly arriving and changing data, while maintaining full ACID properties.
New in TokuDB v4.0 is our multi-threaded Fast Loader. Capable of utilizing all available CPU cores, the Fast Loader greatly accelerates creating a new index or initializing a database with a bulk load. On an 8 core machine, loading operations speed up by over 4x and with 16 cores the acceleration is even greater.
Other improvements in v4.0 include:
The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry and was completed in 2005. The Stata Center houses CSAIL (The MIT Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Laboratory) and LIDS (The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems). Some of my favorite pictures of the Stata Center were taken during construction. (I’m a member of CSAIL)
MariaDB 5.1.44b Linux and Solaris binaries, Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS packages, and source are now available for download.
This is a bugfix/security release of MariaDB 5.1.44.
From the MariaDB 5.1.44b Release Notes:
MariaDB 5.1.44b fixes a buffer overflow that might potentially allow an authenticated user to run arbitrary code inside the server. It also has a fix for MySQL Bug #53371: “Security hole with bypassing grants using special path in db/table names.” In all other respects, it is the same as MariaDB 5.1.44.
See the MariaDB 5.1.44 Release Notes for a summary of the differences between MariaDB 5.1.42 and MariaDB 5.1.44.
A Windows binary is coming soon.