Looking for MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 guinea pigs

Dear users of MySQL 5.7 (or 8.0)!

Are you interested in getting help migrating to MariaDB 10.6 or 10.11, the latest long-term support releases? Are you coming to Brussels for FOSDEM in February? Do you have an open attitude, not minding to show a bit of dirty laundry in front of other users?

Then you may be a perfect candidate for our MariaDB Migration Workshop at our pre-FOSDEM event on Friday 2 Feb 2024. The workshop will be led by none other than the father of both MySQL Server and MariaDB Server, namely Michael “Monty” Widenius.

MariaDB 11.3.1, 11.2.2 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 11.3.1, the first Release Candidate in the MariaDB 11.3 series, and MariaDB 11.2.2, the first stable release in the MariaDB 11.2 series. Both are short-term series and will be maintained for one year after their respective G.A (stable) releases.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 11.3.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.3?

Download MariaDB 11.2.2

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.2?

Attending Percona University in Athens 2023

It’s been a while since we posted about community organised events. I’m happy to have the chance to talk about my experience attending Percona University in Athens.

For those in a hurry, the main topics are:
1. Databases in the cloud, why vendor-lock is important to consider.
2. How to build Open Source databases, FerretDB and TiDB, two completely different approaches.
3. Upgrading from MySQL 5.7, monitoring and AI to speed up things.

On the left we have Ananias Tsalouchidis, who gave a talk on upgrading from MySQL 5.7

Seeing familiar faces, discussing database experiences

When working within the MariaDB Foundation, it isn’t always easy to get feedback on what works and what doesn’t.

MariaDB 11.1.3, 11.0.4, 10.11.6, 10.10.7, 10.6.16, 10.5.23, 10.4.32 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.11.6, MariaDB 10.6.16, MariaDB 10.5.23 and MariaDB 10.4.32, the latest stable releases in their respective long-term series (maintained for five years from their first stable release dates), as well as MariaDB 11.1.3, MariaDB 11.0.4 and MariaDB 10.10.7, the latest stable releases in their respective short-term series (maintained for one year).

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 11.1.3

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.1?

MariaDB Contribution Statistics, October 2023

We are in October, which means it has been 4 months since the last metrics report. It is, therefore, time for another quarterly metrics report (plus a bit more). The extra month was to allow for an announcement which is a prerequisite for this post, and it also means we are more or less aligned to real quarters. The major changes to this will come in the second half of this post, we have lots of additional data for pull requests. With that, let’s get started.


A positive new chapter for MariaDB Server

MariaDB Server has lots of energy and potential to increase its impact amongst Open Source RDBMSes. As the CEO of MariaDB Foundation, I’m happy to note that I can finally share a positive outlook for the next chapters in the story of MariaDB Server, based on what is happening with its namesake commercial entity, MariaDB plc. After years of missed opportunities, let me share with you why and how I have entered into this positive mood. 

The Foundation and the plc are two separate entities … 

Let me begin by reiterating what is clear only to those following MariaDB Server very closely, namely that MariaDB Foundation and MariaDB plc are two separate entities, with separate governance, separate staff, and separate – although not conflicting – goals. 

MariaDB Foundation Announces AWS as a Diamond Sponsor

HELSINKI — 4 October 2023 – The MariaDB Foundation, the global contact point for collaboration on the MariaDB Server, announced today that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the Foundation as its first Diamond sponsor in order to continue the mission of openness, adoption and continuity for the MariaDB open source project.

According to the DB-Engines ranking list, the MariaDB Server is the third most popular open source relational database and ninth most popular relational database overall. This sponsorship will allow the Foundation to continue investing in its compatibility with other popular database solutions as well as to explore the role MariaDB Server can play in the growing world of generative AI.

Where is the official MariaDB Container Image?

Easy question, easier answer. Docker Official Images are the official image distributor of MariaDB Server. It was years ago that the Docker Official Image of MariaDB Server gained all its environment variables in MARIADB_* form and its fork on the MariaDB Corporation Docker Hub was deprecated and eventually removed. As a result of contributing to the Docker Official Images of MariaDB Server, the day to day maintenance was transferred to the MariaDB github organization. Here, the MariaDB Foundation, with support from MariaDB Corporation (now MariaDB plc) on server and releases, continue to develop and support the Docker Official Image.