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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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MariaDB 5.5.29, 5.3.12, 5.2.14, 5.1.67 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the following new stable (GA) MariaDB versions: MariaDB 5.5.29  — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads MariaDB 5.3.12  — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads MariaDB 5.2.14  — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads MariaDB 5.1.67  — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Security Updates These releases are […]

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Please test the MariaDB Galera Cluster Release Candidate

We released the release candidate for MariaDB Galera Cluster on 21st December 2012, not traditionally the best time to make a release. We want to make this a GA release soon and we also want to ensure its well tested. Download it. Read the release notes. Give us feedback/report bugs.  Blog about it too!

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