DBA

August 19, 2016

Configuring LDAP Authentication and Group Mapping With MariaDB

Enterprise users who have a large number of MariaDB servers often want to centralize their MariaDB user account administration -- especially for the user accounts of the database administration team. This can simplify some database administration tasks, since users do not have to be manually created on every server.

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May 9, 2016

MariaDB and Docker use cases, Part 1

Some of the most common questions asked by our users are regarding MariaDB support in Docker, and in particular how it can be used in specific development or production deployments. This series of articles will try to cover a few Docker and MariaDB use cases.

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January 27, 2016

MariaDB & Database Security

One of the key issues in 2016 for DBAs to tackle will be Database Security, mainly associated to the increasing adoption of public and private clouds, as well as mission critical applications running on open source databases in large Enterprises.

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November 2, 2015

Forcing a Slave Server to Recreate Temporary Tables After an Unsafe Shutdown

Losing temporary tables on a slave when binlog_format is not set to ROW is a well-known problem, and there is even a way to avoid it, as described by the safe slave shutdown procedure in the MySQL documentation. However, the documentation doesn't describe how to fix your slave if you accidentally shut it down while it has temporary tables open. In this blog post, I'll describe how to do that.

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October 19, 2015

Protect Your Data #2: A Row-level Security Walkthrough in MariaDB 10.0

My last row-level security blog post got a few questions, so I decided that it would be good to follow up with more detail. The last blog post described some basic information about row-level security, but row-level security policies are highly dependent on an application's or organization's security requirements. In this blog post, I'm going to walk through an example row-level security implementation in MariaDB 10.0 in a little more detail.

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