MariaDB Server Fest 14-20 Sep 2020

Join our Online Conference in September! In three different time zones, we will meet users of MariaDB Server for two packed days of presentations, interactions and insights.

The Call for Papers is open. And we have a favour to ask everyone considering attending: Please fill in our Call for Attendance survey! We need your help to ensure that we do logistics right when it comes to timing and formats, that we cover all topics that interest you, and that we prepare interactivity and tools in the best possible way.

Registration is not open yet.

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MariaDB Server Fest CfP extended until Wed 15 July 2020

Thank you for the many submissions to our Call for Papers, and to your insightful replies to our Call for Attendees.

Based on the CfA replies and other feedback given to us, we could draw a few conclusions.

Attendees: Three-day event

First, we will spread out the event from a two-day event to a three-day event, for the attendees. We received several comments around preferences for shorter days, giving time for “normal” work. Rather three short days, than two long ones. That made perfect sense to us. We already changed a couple of convetions when moving from a physical event to a virtual;

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ColumnStore Native Part of MariaDB 10.5

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, MariaDB Server 10.5 was released GA. While there are several cool new features included, this first 10.5 blog is about the groundbreaking new component, ColumnStore.

The big picture

ColumnStore brings data warehousing to the world of MariaDB Server. It’s a columnar storage engine (Wikipedia: Column-oriented DBMS), enabling what is often called HTAP (Wikipedia: Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing). The Columnar data type stores data by columns, not by rows, enabling quick analytical reporting over huge data volumes.

The news

The ColumnStore engine is part of MariaDB Server 10.5.

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MariaDB 10.5.4 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.4, the first stable release in the MariaDB 10.5 series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

New releases of the Python and C Connectors, MariaDB Connector/Python 1.0.0, and MariaDB Connector/C 3.1.9 are also available.


Download MariaDB 10.5.4

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.5?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator


Contributors to MariaDB 10.5.4

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Yurchenko (Codership)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrew Hutchings (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Bernard Spil (FreeBSD)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (IBM)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Ian Gilfillan (MariaDB Foundation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba
Krunal Bauskar
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
MikkoJaakola
mysqlonarm
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Otto Kekäläinen
Petr Vaněk
Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB Corporation)
Roman Nozdrin (MariaDB Corporation)
Rucha Deodhar (MariaDB Corporation)
Sachin Setiya (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergey Vojtovich (MariaDB Foundation)
Sidney Cammeresi (MariaDB Corporation)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Varun Gupta (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin
Yury Kurlykov
43 Contributors

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Selecting the right database

How do you select a database in practice? How do you pretend to select it? And, if you want to be serious, how do you select it logically?

Those are the key questions I dug into, during my keynote last week at Percona Live Online.


For those who feel they don’t want to listen to the entire 30 minute video of the presentation, I have compiled a number of entry points for you below:

  • 0:23 Silly hat meme, “Teknologmössa”
  • 2:19 Agenda
  • 2:43 Choosing a database in practice
  • 3:59 Pretending to choose a database
  • 5:00 Triggers for making a fresh choice
  • 5:51 Monetary impulses
  • 7:53 Database lifecycle impulses
  • 10:07 MariaDB 5.5 on Github
  • 11:24 Framework for database choice: 1.

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Congratulations, MySQL, 25 years today!

Time flies!

It certainly doesn’t feel like 25 years ago that Monty released MySQL. At that time, I thought it was a bit redundant of Monty to create Yet Another Database, the world was full of them already. But MySQL turned out to become the database for Internet, growing hand-in-hand with PHP (and Perl and Python). 

When MySQL was created 1995, Monty’s oldest daughter My was six years old. When the first MariaDB was released 2009, My’s little sister Maria was one year younger, five years old.

The oldest mysql.com site I found: 5 July 1998

One innovation over the other databases was the license model.

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MariaDB 10.5.3 Release Candidate now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.3, the first Release Candidate in the MariaDB 10.5 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.5.3

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.5?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator


Contributors to MariaDB 10.5.3

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander E. Patrakov
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alice Sherepa (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrew Hutchings (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (IBM)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Disconnect3d
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Faustin Lammler (MariaDB Foundation)
Hannu Hartikainen
Ian Gilfillan (MariaDB Foundation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Olivier Bertrand
Otto Kekäläinen
Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergey Vojtovich (MariaDB Foundation)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Teemu Ollakka (Codership)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho (IBM)
Varun Gupta (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin
40 Contributors

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MariaDB 10.4.13, 10.3.23, 10.2.32, 10.1.45 and 5.5.68 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.4.13, MariaDB 10.3.23, MariaDB 10.2.32, MariaDB 10.1.45 and MariaDB 5.5.68, the latest stable releases in their respective series.

This is the final release of MariaDB 5.5, and MariaDB 5.5 will no longer receive any updates or bugfixes.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.4.13

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.4?


Download MariaDB 10.3.23

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.3?

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