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Fortran and MariaDB

Introduction Fortran (FORmula TRANslating System) is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. History of FORTRAN can be tracked late 1953 when John W. Backus submitted a proposal to his superiors at IBM. The First FORTRAN compiler appeared in April 1957. Some notable historical steps where: FORTRAN […]

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Information on the SSL connection vulnerability of MySQL and MariaDB

Last  week, a SSL connection security vulnerability was reported for MySQL and MariaDB. The vulnerability states that since MariaDB and MySQL do not enforce SSL when SSL support is enabled, it’s possible to launch Man In The Middle attacks (MITM). MITM attacks can capture the secure connection and turn it into an insecure one, revealing […]

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Scripts for migrating bug reporting from Launchpad to JIRA

About two and a half years ago I wrote about how the MariaDB project moved bug reporting from Launchpad to JIRA. Every now and then I get contacted about how it was done and whether I would be willing to share the tools used for doing it and of course I’ve done that. Especially in […]

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A few interesting findings on MariaDB and MySQL scalability, multi-table OLTP RO

It’s been almost a year since I benchmarked MariaDB and MySQL on our good old 4 CPU / 32 Cores / 64 Threads Sandy Bridge server. There seem to be a few interesting things happened since that time. MySQL 5.6.23 peak throughput dropped by ~8% compared to 5.6.14. Looks like this regression appeared in MySQL 5.6.21. […]

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Table and tablespace encryption on MariaDB 10.1.3

Note that this post is now outdated. See Table and tablespace encryption on MariaDB 10.1 Introduction For the moment, the only engines that fully support encryption are XtraDB and InnoDB. The Aria storage engine also supports encryption, but only for temporary tables. MariaDB supports 2 different way to encrypt data in InnoDB/XtraDB: Specified table encryption: […]

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