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MariaDB Connector/J failover support – case Amazon Aurora
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MariaDB Connector/J has evolved a lot during the year. In this post I will talk about the failover capabilities in the connector and give some guidance on how to use them in some certain cases. One other important new feature that I’ll cover in a later article is the fact that MariaDB Connector/J can do load balancing over several servers now as well.

To start off with we’ll need the connector itself. Do either of the following to get version 1.2.3 of MariaDB Connector/J which is the newest stable version as of writing:

  • Download the binary from …
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Developer meeting & community meetup summary
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MariaDB 10.1 shipped a few days ago, so it’s now a good time to focus on another important event. Last week we had a three day MariaDB developers meeting. It took place in Amsterdam (Oct 13-15). Meetings like this tend to have a great impact on the roadmap of the product. was very kind to offer their facilities for the developer meeting.

Thank you!

The day before the developer meeting there was a MySQL meetup arranged at eBay’s office in …

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MariaDB 10.1 is stable GA
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With the release of 10.1.8, MariaDB takes a next step. MariaDB 10.1 is now considered a stable release.

MariaDB 10.1 has a couple of main themes:

  • Security
  • High Availability
  • Scalability

During the last few years there have been many request for more security features in MariaDB. Actually it’s a trend in general. Since open source software is getting more attractive all the time, more functionality is wanted in areas where proprietary software typically has been leading. This is especially true for databases. In addition data privacy is a very hot topic.

The big new thing in security for MariaDB 10.1 …

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MySQL 5.7 : no more password column!
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Maintaining a project like MySQL::Sandbox is sometimes tiring, but it has its advantages. One of them is that everything related to the server setup comes to my attention rather earlier than if I were an average DBA or developer.

I try to keep MySQL Sandbox up to date with every release of MySQL and (to a lesser extent) MariaDB [1]. For this reason, I am used to trying a new release with MySQL Sandbox, and … seeing it fail.

Of the latest changes in MySQL, probably the most disruptive was what …

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MySQL User Camp @ Bangalore on 26th June
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MySQL India team is back with another MySQL user camp.

The day of the week, time and venue remains the same:

Date: Jun 26th, 2015

Day : Friday

Time: 3-5:30 pm

Place: OC001, Block1, B wing, Kalyani Magnum Infotech Park, J.P Nagar, 7th Phase Bangalore, India

During our previous meetings we were requested by our attendees that they would like to hear about implementation of GTID by the MySQL community. We have listened to you and requested a community member to talk about their experience with the implementation of  GTID. Our first talk is :

  • MySQL Tools Usage in …
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Happy to see this MySQL JSON momentum !
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Last week at Percona Live Facebook has presented for the first time Docstore which is a native JSON implementation in MySQL. Oracle has also presented their MySQL 5.7 lab release that includes the implementation of a native JSON type. This is an important move as MySQL was behind other other RDMS regarding JSON (PostgreSQL already [...]

Select from a mariaDB table into JSON format ?
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Can we output content of a mariaDB table into JSON using the CONNECT Storage Engine ? MariaDB and MySQL are not currently JSON friendly databases. The usage of JSON in MySQL is almost inexistent with the excetion of the explain JSON output and of MariaDB dynamic column dump. There also exist a few udf (in [...]

MySQL Character encoding – part 2
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In MySQL Character encoding – part 1 we stated that the myriad of ways in which character encoding can be controlled can lead to many situations where your data may not be available as expected.

UTF8 was designed on a placemat in a New Jersey diner one night in September or so 1992.

Setting MySQL Client and Server Character encoding.

Lets restart MySQL with the correct setting for our purpose, UTF8. Here …

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Table and tablespace encryption on MariaDB 10.1.3
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For the moment, the only engines that fully support encryption are XtraDB and InnoDB. The Aria storage engine also supports encryption, but only for temporary tables.

MariaDB supports 2 different way to encrypt data in InnoDB/XtraDB:

  1. Specified table encryption: Only tables which you create with PAGE_ENCRYPTION=1 are encrypted. This feature was created by eperi.
  2. Tablespace encryption: Everything is encrypted (including log files). This feature was created by Google and is based on their …
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MariaDB Connectors moved to github
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Good bye bzr, welcome git!

After latest releases we moved development of MariaDB Connectors for C, ODBC and Java from launchpad to github.

The connector repositories can be found under


Feel free to watch, fork and contribute!

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