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5.5 Series Sysbench OLTP Results

A few days ago MariaDB, MySQL and Percona all three released new versions of the 5.5 server. So I decided it’s time to run sysbench once more and compare the OLTP performance. The test candidates are: MariaDB-5.5.24, using either XtraDB (default) or InnoDB MySQL-5.5.25 Percona Server 5.5.24-26.0 For the benchmarks I used our trusty old […]

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MariaDB 5.5.24 released

If you’re not on the announce mailing list (low traffic) or following us on Facebook, you’ve missed the announcement of MariaDB 5.5.24 (release notes, changelog). Highlights include: Includes all changes up to MariaDB 5.3.7 and MySQL 5.5.24 We’re providing RPM packages for RHEL/CentOS 5 & 6, as well as a YUM repository Ubuntu 12.04 has […]

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What comes in between MariaDB now and MySQL 5.6?

We’re quite happy that we’ve released four major releases that are production ready (better known as generally available or GA in the MySQL world) in the last 26 months. That is just a little over two years, and a whole lot of features. In that same time, MySQL has seen one GA release (MySQL 5.5) […]

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Announcing the Explain Analyzer

The explain statement can be an important tool for understanding how a query is being executed and what you can do to make it run better.  Although the output of EXPLAIN is relatively straightforward it can be confusing to inexperienced users or can be mangled by terminal wrapping. To help with these problems as well […]

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MariaDB at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2012

On Friday last week, after the intensive days of the conference, Ars Technica wrote and published a nice article about MariaDB including many of the messages we had been delivering during the conference, http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/mysql-founders-latest-mariadb-release-takes-enterprise-features-open-source.ars. Last year, when it became clear that O’Reilly wasn’t going to arrange the MySQL user conference in the future, there was […]

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