After SQL-99, What’s Next?

As Hakan mentioned previously, the full text of SQL-99 Complete, Really by Peter Gulutzan and Trudy Pelzer, is now in the AskMonty.org Knowledgebase. Importing the text and formatting it for the Knowledgebase was a major project and I’m glad that it’s done.

Having the full text of this book freely available is a great thing for anyone who uses SQL because the book is about the SQL-99 standard and not about any particular database implementation. They do talk about different implementations, but those sections are clearly marked as such, and serve as examples of  how some databases implement (or diverge from) the standard.

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MariaDB and TokuDB

I was happy to see the announcement yesterday from Tokutek regarding their addition of MariaDB to their list of supported platforms for the TokuDB storage engine.

One particular item in the press release caught my eye: “Our customers are choosing MariaDB more and more frequently for their most demanding database applications.” We’ve added many new features over the past year in our various 5.1 and 5.2 releases, but beyond the new goodies we’ve focused a lot of energy on removing bugs and improving performance. We’ve known for a while that MariaDB is the best version of MySQL out there; Read more

Mirroring MariaDB

We rely on a network of mirrors to efficiently distribute MariaDB to the world. It would be impossible for us to distribute MariaDB without the assistance of our mirrors. Thank you!

Today we’d like to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, mirroring MariaDB is faster and easier than ever.

If you have some extra hard drive space and spare bandwidth, please consider becoming a mirror. Instructions on how you can become an official MariaDB mirror are on the “Mirroring MariaDB” page in the AskMonty.org Knowledgebase. Read more

MariaDB 5.1.44b Released

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.

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