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The 2 year old MariaDB

One could say that MariaDB now is 2 years old as a packaged product. The latest version, MariaDB 5.3 Beta, is the culmination of many years of hard work. We believe it contains the largest and most significant change to the code of MySQL since the launch of MySQL 5.0. I’m talking about the changes […]

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MariaDB Crash Course

Ben Forta, the author of MySQL Crash Course and Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, has written what I believe is the first MariaDB-specific book: MariaDB Crash Course. I just received word from Ben that the book is now shipping. Most MySQL books can, of course, be used to learn almost everything you need to know […]

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MariaDB 5.3.1 beta released!

It has arrived, a little over a month from the last beta release, is MariaDB 5.3.1. It is a bug-fix update and as always the changelog lists everything that has been fixed. The release notes list all the changes present in the 5.3-series. Many fixes are in the optimizer updates that showed itself in MariaDB […]

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Early tests show MariaDB 5.3.0 having a performance speed-up against DBT-3 query set

Posted recently on the maria-developers mailing list, by Igor Babaev, Principal MariaDB developer at Monty Program is some interesting preliminary results for MariaDB 5.3.0 benchmarked against the DBT-3 benchmarking program. DBT-3 is a benchmark to test a decision support workload, with a suite of business-oriented queries and concurrent data modifications. Read Igor’s discoveries, which he ran […]

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MariaDB now available as a hosted database via Jelastic cloud platform

About Jelastic: Jelastic is the next generation of Java Platforms as a Service. Unlike previous cloud platforms, Jelastic: Can run any Java application and so does not require developers to change their code or get locked-into the platform, Can scale any application up and down by automatically adding or removing memory and CPU units depending on […]

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