MariaDB 11.4.1, 11.3.2 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 11.4.1, the first Release Candidate in the MariaDB 11.4 series, and MariaDB 11.3.2, the first and final stable release in the MariaDB 11.3 series. Both are short-term series. From MariaDB 11.3, we will stop doing GA bug fix releases within each minor version. If you wish to use a long-term release, MariaDB 10.11 will be maintained until 2028.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 11.4.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.4?

FOSDEM 2024 follow-up

What a FOSDEM weekend in Brussels! This was MariaDB Foundation’s best FOSDEM ever, although it wasn’t a FOSDEM at all. Confused? Stay tuned.

A live migration from MySQL 5.7

The highlight in several respects was the live migration of the Cantamen cluster from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB 10.11.

Currently, cantamen operates a MySQL 5.7 master-slave-replication cluster as backbone for our Carsharing system software solution “EBuS”. We are the leading provider in this market serving some 10.000 vehicles for roughly estimated 150.000 users. Three database schemas with some 550 tables fill about 412 GB of hard disk space on the 128-GB-RAM-equipped servers.

MariaDB 11.2.3, 11.1.4, 11.0.5, 10.11.7, 10.6.17, 10.5.24, 10.4.33 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.11.7, MariaDB 10.6.17, MariaDB 10.5.24 and MariaDB 10.4.33, the latest stable releases in their respective long-term series (maintained for five years from their first stable release dates), as well as MariaDB 11.2.3, MariaDB 11.1.4 and MariaDB 11.0.5, the latest stable releases in their respective short-term series (maintained for one year).

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 11.2.3

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.2?

Migration with Docker Official Images

In this blog we will explore how to setup a docker compose file in order to migrate from MySQL 5.7 to the latest MariaDB.

In the next blog we will explain how to setup a docker compose file to migrate from MySQL 8.0 to MariaDB.

The steps to migrate from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB are:

  1. Start container by running docker-compose file
  2. Use the MySQL data directory and start MariaDB with MARIADB_AUTO_UPGRADE=1

Let’s explore each step.

1. Start MySQL

The MySQL container is started using the following docker-compose file.

Adjusting the MariaDB Server release model

We changed our release model two years ago

A bit over two years ago, MariaDB Foundation and MariaDB plc jointly announced what we called our new Innovation Release Model. Since the end of 2021, we have gained experiences from it, some of which were aired by Sergei Golubchik last October in a MariaDB Unconference presentation called The Past, the Present and the Future of the MariaDB release model (a 23:05 long video).

We spoke about an emphasis on more frequent new features, and an increased engagement with the community through four yearly opportunities for contributors to see their code merged.

Accelerating MariaBackup with Intel QuickAssist

With Intel QuickAssist Technology, you can see a 5x performance in your MariaBackup compression, and lower CPU usage as well. Today I’m going to show you how.

What is Intel QuickAssist?

Nearly a decade ago, Intel released a technology called QuickAssist, which started out as a PCI-e card and then became integrated in many Xeon processes starting with the Skylake generation. QuickAssist Technology (often called QAT) is a special unit that the CPU can offload compression and encryption tasks onto.

I was lucky enough to have early access to this technology back when it was new.

FOSDEM Fringe Schedule is Up

The schedule is up!

We are lucky and happy to have a great line-up of presenters for the MariaDB Server Fest 2-3 Feb 2024, a FOSDEM Fringe event during the Friday and Saturday of the FOSDEM weekend in Brussels.

Please join us in person in Brussels!

The event is, quite like FOSDEM this year, a physical one. You are welcome to join it in person, for free – less than 2 km from the university where FOSDEM convenes.

Friday is Migration and Money …

We start on Friday before FOSDEM itself, with the “Migration and Money” day.

MariaDB Contribution Statistics, January 2024

It is the start of a new year, and with that brings the start of a new quarter, which means it is time for a contribution statistics update from us. I have lots of interesting data to walk you through this time, so let’s get started.

Year On Year Comparison

A good place to start would be to compare the previous year gone by with last year to see how we did. This table shows the number of organisations, contributors and commits to MariaDB Server in the last few years. The “Non-MariaDB” lines are contributors and commits by people who are not employed by MariaDB Plc or MariaDB Foundation.