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In May of last year I blogged about MariaDB 10.0 for the first time. We received some feedback, digested it, and I further explained MariaDB 10.0. Now, with the first Alpha of MariaDB 10.0 out and a new year just beginning, now is a good time to explain a little bit more, especially about MariaDB 10.0 and MySQL 5.6 as I and others in the MariaDB project get asked a lot about the differences between them.
First, here are some details as to why we didn’t just take MySQL 5.6 as a base and create something that would have been called MariaDB 5.6. …
The SkySQL and MariaDB Roadshow Comes to Germany:
Stuttgart 25 January 2013, 9.00-16.00, Sodexo STEP / Engineering Park
Hamburg 1 February 2013, 9.00-16.00, Quality Ambassador Hotel
SkySQL and Monty Program are on the road with our first joint – free – roadshows in Stuttgart and Hamburg, where Monty Widenius will unveil his vision of the future of the MySQL database via MariaDB (the talk will be in English).
In addition, speakers from Codership / Galera expected, as well SkySQL experts and customer speakers.
The latest trends around the MySQL and MariaDB databases will be discussed, in cloud and high availability scenarios. …
Continue reading “MySQL® & Cloud Database Solutions Days with Monty Widenius, the “father of the MySQL® & MariaDB databases””
- Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson announce MariaDB Foundation
- Leading organizations pledge EUR1M to launch not-for-profit organization
- Further sponsors sought; Board elections to be held February 2013
Percona Live Conference, London – December 4, 2012 –The founders of the most popular databases on the web, Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson today announced the formation of the MariaDB Foundation. “MariaDB continues the project started 18 years ago when we founded MySQL, with code maintained by the same dedicated core team. The time is right for an independent organisation to to safeguard the interests of MariaDB users and developers as we head towards MariaDB 10” said David Axmark. …
Continue reading “MariaDB Foundation to Safeguard Leading Open Source Database”
Connectors now available to the MySQL® community as part of the MariaDB open source project
Helsinki – November 29, 2012 – Monty Program, the home of MariaDB, owned by MySQL®-database-creator Monty Widenius and its employees, and SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions, today announced the immediate availability of their connectors, ‘MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications’, to the wider MySQL® database community in the permissive LGPL licence.
With this announcement, the connectors become part of the wider MariaDB open source project, to which users will be able to contribute via relevant online resources. …
Continue reading “Monty Program & SkySQL release the MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications”
In June, I told about the consolidation of the MariaDB project tools. The final piece of this consolidation, to report bugs in the MariaDB project tracking tool called JIRA has now been finalized.
Bug reporting stays open! JIRA is open to anyone. The bug reports are publicly available, even without logging in and as a bonus it will be easier to follow what is going on in the project since you don’t have to jump between several tools to get the complete picture.
All bugs that existed in Launchpad have been migrated to JIRA. To find a bug that was originally reported on Launchpad use the following approaches:
- If you happen to have the original bug id you can search for the bug by typing lp:bugid into the search field in the upper right corner of JIRA.
Continue reading “Making it easier to follow and participate in MariaDB development”
Infor announced this week, that they will provide open source database alternatives to some of their products. MariaDB has been chosen, tested, and certified by Infor to be the open source database of choice (together with MySQL) for the Infor LN and ION products. Infor LN is Infor’s flagship ERP and is sometimes better known by its former name, Baan. It has 25 years of manufacturing know-how built into it and is used by more than 5,000 companies worldwide in a wide range of industries. These include automotive, industrial equipment and machinery, high tech and electronics, and aerospace and defense. …
Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB Galera Cluster!
With this release, we’re addressing the numerous requests we’ve received over the past few months for a MariaDB-based Galera Cluster. MariaDB, the more reliable, performant, feature-complete & backwards compatible MySQL database becomes even more attractive by making it available for Galera Cluster.
What is it?
- A straight merge of MariaDB 5.5.25 with Galera Cluster by Codership
- An alpha release which should not be used in production environments
- Using the Galera replication methodology, users get:
- Synchronous, multi-master replication with guaranteed data consistency
- This solution provides both read &
Continue reading “MariaDB Galera Cluster Alpha immediately available”
In end of May I told about the numbering plans for the next version of MariaDB in the blog post What comes in between MariaDB now and MySQL 5.6?. We received quite a lot of feedback and criticism on the idea of calling the next version MariaDB 10.0. Here is a little more information about why it makes sense to call the next version 10.0.
This is not news for most of you. MariaDB is not just a set of patches applied on top of MySQL. MariaDB includes features which are similar to the corresponding features in MySQL, but the implementations differ, like for example the thread pool, microsecond support and query annotations in RBR binlog. …