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Running MariaDB in a Docker container

Virtualisation has been a very popular technique for both development and production systems for many years. It allows multiple software environments to run on the same physical machine. Containerisation takes this idea even further. It allows you to segment your software environment down to the level of individual software packages. This means you can install […]

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My first week, Looking Forward

First of all, thank you for your warm words of welcome – coming from so many people across different media, I think this is a very positive sign for working with the organisations and individuals within the MariaDB community. Regardless of the situation, a change like this, or actually the person that comes in, is […]

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Debian 9 released with MariaDB as the only MySQL variant

The Debian project has today announced their 9th release, code named “Stretch”. This is a big milestone for MariaDB, because the release team decided to ship and support only one MySQL variant in this release, and MariaDB was chosen over MySQL. This is prominently mentioned in the press release about Debian 9 and more information […]

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The State of SSL in MariaDB

Usually when one says “SSL” or “TLS” it means not a specific protocol but a family of protocols. Wikipedia article has the details, but in short — SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 are deprecated and should not be used anymore (the well-known POODLE vulnerability exploits the flaw in SSL 3.0). TLS 1.0 is sixteen years […]

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MariaDB Talks at Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016

The Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 isn’t until 18-21 April 2016, but community voting is now open. So if you’re going, and want to see lots of MariaDB talks, please click on the buttons below and vote! You have to be logged in to the Percona site to vote. Once logged in, scroll to […]

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InnoDB holepunch compression vs the filesystem in MariaDB 10.1

InnoDB holepunch experiments After excellent blogs by Mark Callaghan (see links below), I decided to use some of my time to experiment how different filesystems behave if the holepunch feature is used in MariaDB 10.1. First of all, MariaDB 10.1 does not use holepunch by default even if a table is page compressed (a term […]

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MariaDB Connector/J failover support – case Amazon Aurora

MariaDB Connector/J has evolved a lot during the year. In this post I will talk about the failover capabilities in the connector and give some guidance on how to use them in some certain cases. One other important new feature that I’ll cover in a later article is the fact that MariaDB Connector/J can do […]

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MariaDB: InnoDB foreign key constraint errors

Introduction A foreign key is a field (or collection of fields) in one table that uniquely identifies a row of another table. The table containing the foreign key is called the child table, and the table containing the candidate key is called the referenced or parent table. The purpose of the foreign key is to […]

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