This is another, in-case-you-missed-it, but it is definitely worth mentioning again:
MariaDB 5.3 is now GA
So, if you’re using MariaDB 5.1 or 5.2, I’d definitely recommend upgrading to the new MariaDB 5.3.
Also, if you’re a Windows user using MySQL 5.1, I’d highly consider making the switch to MariaDB 5.3 due to all of the Windows-specific improvements in it.
MariaDB 5.3 Enhancements:
- Subquery optimizations
- Semi-join subquery optimizations
- Non-semi-join optimizations
- Subquery Cache
- Subquery Optimizations Map
- Optimizations for derived tables and views …