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Announcing MariaDB 5.5.21 Beta

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.21-beta. MariaDB 5.5.21 is the first Beta release in the 5.5 series and follows the initial MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha release. We hope to follow it up soon with Release Candiate and then Stable (GA) 5.5 releases. MariaDB 5.5.21 beta is a merge of MariaDB 5.3 and MySQL 5.5 […]

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Screencast: MariaDB GIS demo

Here’s another MariaDB screencast, this time highlighting some of the GIS functionality in MariaDB. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDm_8L1oyI (I recommend watching it in full screen 720p, so you can see the details.) Some links and notes: GIS Functionality in MariaDB Data used in this screencast OpenJUMP JUMP database plugin To use the database plugin, unpack it into the […]

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Announcing MariaDB 5.3.5

Following closely on the heels of the MariaDB 5.3.4-rc release a couple of weeks ago, the MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.3.5! MariaDB 5.3.5 is the first stable (GA) release in the 5.3 series. Details and downloads are available from the following links: MariaDB 5.3.5 Release Notes MariaDB 5.3.5 Changelog […]

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MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha. MariaDB 5.5.20 is the first Alpha release in the 5.5 series. We hope to follow it up soon with a beta 5.5 release. MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha is a merge of MariaDB 5.3 and MySQL 5.5 with some limited additional bug fixes. This is the first 5.5-based release, and we […]

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Benchmarking MariaDB-5.3.4

Last weekend Vadim from Percona published his MariaDB 5.3.4 benchmark results. As the new benchmark guy at Monty Program I take this oportunity to add some more results of my own. One question in the comments to Vadim was if it is fair to compare MariaDB-5.3 with MySQL-5.5. Or if this comparison should be done […]

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Screencast: Installing MariaDB

Instead of the usual text-heavy blog posts that appear here, I thought it would be fun to mix things up and do a screencast showing exactly how easy it is to upgrade MySQL to MariaDB: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7wChx0uzQ Some notes: The laptop I’m using had MySQL 5.1.55 installed with one database (apart from the system database). Installing […]

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Oracle’s 27 MySQL security fixes and MariaDB

The MySQL community has something new on their radar. First up, it looks like MySQL is now part of Oracle Software Security Assurance, and this is something all MySQL users should be happy about. Next, it is worth noting that MySQL is now part of the Oracle Critical Patch Update (Oracle CPU), as the MySQL […]

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MariaDB: Improve Security with Two-Step Verification

In this primer I will show how to improve the security of your MariaDB installation by using two-step verification and how to use it from your Windows GUI client. Let’s suppose you have your data in MariaDB, installed, say, on Ubuntu. And your users connect to it to run ad hoc queries, using some sort […]

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