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Upcoming MariaDB-related roadshows

Alongside SkySQL, we participate in SkySQL & MariaDB Meetups. These events are free to attend and you’ll get to meet & speak with SkySQL CEO Patrik Sallner and all round MariaDB man (& MySQL creator) Michael “Monty” Widenius.  Roadshow in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 21 March 2013 Roadshow in Paris, France – 27 March 2013 […]

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MariaDB Java Client 1.1.1 Released

The MariaDB Java Client 1.1.1 has been released. You can download it here. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the About the MariaDB Java Client page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the client. New functionality in this release Implement tcpAbortiveClose option, for “hard” socket close (CONJ-27) This option can be used […]

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Sysbench OLTP: MySQL-5.6 vs. MariaDB-10.0

Oracle has now launched MySQL-5.6.10-GA, so it is time to come up with some new benchmark results. The test candidates in this benchmark run are MySQL-5.5.29 MySQL-5.6.10 MariaDB-5.5.28a MariaDB-10.0.1 The 5.5 versions are in because I wanted to check for any regressions. In the past we have often seen performance regressions in newer versions which […]

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What does MariaDB 10.0.1 include – available now

First, congratulations Oracle on the GA of MySQL 5.6! Well done! In this post I walkthrough the features of the first two alpha versions of MariaDB 10.0. The first, 10.0.0-alpha, which was made available in November, and 10.0.1-alpha that saw daylight yesterday. I will go through the features by placing them in the following categories: […]

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Unbreakable MySQL?

I’m getting more and more concerned about the current Oracle approach to MySQL security. And the fact that I was solely responsible for the security@mysql.com for about ten years, doesn’t make it easier, on the contrary, it only emphasizes changes in the attitude. Starting from the obvious — somewhat slower response to critical bug fixes, […]

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