Enable post-compromise data protection with MariaDB and Virgil Security’s PureKit

MariaDB deployments hold vast amounts of sensitive data such as intellectual property, state secrets, healthcare and financial records. HIPAA, GDPR and other government regulations require even more stringent protections and disclosures. Achieving post-compromise protection is seen as a necessary new tool available to DevOps teams.

At the first MariaDB Day in Brussels on February 2nd, Virgil Security’s CTO and co-founder Dmitry Dain presented a MariaDB demo based on the Virgil PureKit security framework that can protect stored passwords, PII and any other sensitive data even if the database had been breached – making it worthless to the attacker in the face of offline attacks (read more about security benefits in this blog post). Read more

Heads up: Renewing MariaDB Downloads

Time to renew downloads.mariadb.org! We are embarking on a long project. A large part of our user base mainly interacts with us through downloading new versions. Renewing MariaDB Downloads is the biggest-impact project of all of 2020, for that part of our user base.

Projects like this often get launched when external and internal impulses coincide. Our users have asked for a more consistent, simpler user experience. Advanced users would like a programmatic interface (a.k.a. REST API) for part of the functionality. And the current codebase needs refactoring attention, as it has served past its best-before date.

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MariaDB 10.5.2 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.2, the second beta release in the MariaDB 10.5 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.5.2

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.5?

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Contributors to MariaDB 10.5.2

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander E. Patrakov
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Bychko
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Andy Fiddaman (OmniOS CE)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Ben Boeckel (Kitware)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (IBM)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Daniel Solo
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Ian Gilfillan (MariaDB Foundation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Jon Olav Hauglid (Oracle)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Namrata Bhave (IBM)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Otto Kekäläinen
Petr Vaněk
Rahul Anand
Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB Corporation)
Roman Nozdrin (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergey Vojtovich (MariaDB Foundation)
Stepan Patryshev (MariaDB Corporation)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Varun Gupta (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin
41 Contributors

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Life after this

On Monday, I sent out an email to the staff of MariaDB Foundation. In the hope that my thinking is also applicable for someone else, here’s a slightly edited excerpt:

My email to our staff

For an unknown amount of time, we will live under exceptional circumstances. Yet, there will be life both during and after the Corona pandemic. With this email, I want to share my view on how Corona affects our organisation, on how we sustain life during Corona and on how we best prepare for life after Corona.

When facing adverse times, I fall back on thoughts and values I have read and contemplated.

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Business As Unusual

MariaDB Foundation faces an unusual world, just like anyone else in these Corona times. Or perhaps, not quite. Here are some ideas for how to cope with a world inhibiting travel and social contact as we know it, from someone who has worked from home for 20 years, with colleagues also working from home.

First, stay upbeat. Humans are social animals, and we live off interactions with others. But Corona just dictates what type of social interactions we can have. It doesn’t inhibit social contact.

Second, stay connected.

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Looking for a C/C++ developer

The MariaDB Foundation is looking for a mid to senior-level C/C++ developer to work on MariaDB Server.

Our small team works remotely to build and support MariaDB, and requires strong skills in written English for daily communication.

A fulltime position is preferred.

We are looking in particular for people with an understanding of how open source works, how collaboration is fostered, how licenses and copyright work, and how tools such as git and test suites are best used. The person(s) should be a C/C++ developer by background, and ideally have a proven track record of producing code patches that have been accepted in major open source projects.

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MariaDB 10.5.1 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.1, the first beta release in the MariaDB 10.5 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.5.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.5?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator


Contributors to MariaDB 10.5.1

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander E. Patrakov
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alice Sherepa (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Aurélien LEQUOY
Axel Schwenke (MariaDB Corporation)
Christian Hesse
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (IBM)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Faustin Lammler (MariaDB Foundation)
Gagan Goel
Hashir Sarwar
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Markus Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Martin Liska (SUSE)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Olivier Bertrand
Otto Kekäläinen
Rafli Akmal (Artix Linux)
Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB Corporation)
Robert Bindar (MariaDB Foundation)
Sachin Setiya (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergey Vojtovich (MariaDB Foundation)
Seth Shelnutt (TileDB)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Teemu Ollakka (Codership)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Tony Reix (Atos)
Varun Gupta (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin
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49 Contributors

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FOSDEM 2020: Some memories and todos

FOSDEM gives energy. FOSDEM gives ideas. FOSDEM opens up opportunities, FOSDEM allows you to connect with old friends and colleagues. Hence, no big surprise that MariaDB Foundation attended FOSDEM, in order to promote Open Source and to get ourselves closer to the community.

FOSDEM logo

Starting from a pre-FOSDEM dinner with Member of the European Parliament Nils Torvalds, over Open Source Diva Danese Cooper’s keynote about “Open Source is Art”, to the MySQL, MariaDB and Friends Devroom and Sunday’s MariaDB Day, concluding with OpenForum Europe’s meeting on Monday, my previous weekend was packed with encounters, discussions, and ideas around Open Source.

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