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openSUSE 12.3 released with MariaDB as default

Congratulations to the openSUSE community on a successful release of openSUSE 12.3. A highlight worth mentioning is that MariaDB is now the default as opposed to MySQL. What are you waiting for, download it! From the features list, here’s an excerpt focusing on MariaDB & MySQL: openSUSE has moved from MySQL to MariaDB as default. […]

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MariaDB/MySQL Tokyo Meetup #1

If you’re interested in MariaDB & MySQL and happen to be in Tokyo, do drop by the first ever MariaDB/MySQL Tokyo Meetup #1. It happens October 16 2012, from 18.00-20.00. It is graciously hosted at K.K.Ashisuto (HQ) Salon Space (2nd floor). We have maps in Japanese and English. See you there!

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Consolidating MariaDB project tools

It is not a secret that we’ve been kicking the tires and playing with JIRA for project management. After using it since the beginning of the year most of us like the feel of it and we’ve decided that it makes sense to start using it more. As you know, the MariaDB project has many […]

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What comes in between MariaDB now and MySQL 5.6?

We’re quite happy that we’ve released four major releases that are production ready (better known as generally available or GA in the MySQL world) in the last 26 months. That is just a little over two years, and a whole lot of features. In that same time, MySQL has seen one GA release (MySQL 5.5) […]

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MariaDB at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2012

On Friday last week, after the intensive days of the conference, Ars Technica wrote and published a nice article about MariaDB including many of the messages we had been delivering during the conference, http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/mysql-founders-latest-mariadb-release-takes-enterprise-features-open-source.ars. Last year, when it became clear that O’Reilly wasn’t going to arrange the MySQL user conference in the future, there was […]

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MariaDB Statistics and Surveys

I just finished reading a couple of interesting, and somewhat related, blog posts which I think are worth sharing (apologies to anyone who has already seen them). One is from Jelastic and the other is from Michal Hrušecký. I’ve written about MariaDB and the Jelastic cloud before (see MariaDB now available as a hosted database […]

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The 2 year old MariaDB

One could say that MariaDB now is 2 years old as a packaged product. The latest version, MariaDB 5.3 Beta, is the culmination of many years of hard work. We believe it contains the largest and most significant change to the code of MySQL since the launch of MySQL 5.0. I’m talking about the changes […]

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MariaDB Crash Course

Ben Forta, the author of MySQL Crash Course and Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, has written what I believe is the first MariaDB-specific book: MariaDB Crash Course. I just received word from Ben that the book is now shipping. Most MySQL books can, of course, be used to learn almost everything you need to know […]

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