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Announcing MariaDB 5.5.22 RC

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.22-rc. MariaDB 5.5.22 is the first release candidate (RC) release in the 5.5 series and follows the MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha and 5.5.21-beta releases. We hope to follow it up soon with a Stable (GA) 5.5 release. MariaDB 5.5 is a merge of MariaDB 5.3 and MySQL 5.5 with […]

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MariaDB-5.3 optimizer benchmark

When I published the MariaDB-5.3.4 sysbench results I said “if your workload includes complex (sub)queries, then you will probably benefit more from MariaDBs new optimizer features”. Today I will present some benchmark results for complex workload. The benchmark is DBT3, an implementation of the TPC-H specification. DBT3 is written in C and hosted at Sourceforge. […]

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Screencast: Installing MariaDB on Windows

A screencast demonstrating the MariaDB Windows installer. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQPnCxJMOWI (I recommend watching it in full screen 720p, so you can see the details.) Some links: The MariaDB homepage The AskMonty Knowledgebase The MariaDB Downloads page Installing MariaDB on Windows documentation The HeidiSQL homepage Acknowledgments: A big thanks to Vladislav Vaintroub, MariaDB’s Windows guru, and to Rasmus […]

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MariaDB-5.5 Thread Pool Performance

MariaDB-5.5.21-beta is the first MariaDB release featuring the new thread pool. Oracle offers a commercial thread pool plugin for MySQL Enterprise, but now MariaDB brings a thread pool implementation to the community! If you are not familiar with the term, please read the Knowledge Base article about it. The main design goal of the thread […]

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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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