Today, MariaDB ColumnStore, MariaDB's distributed columnar storage engine for analytics workload, is reaching its next major milestone – the availability of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0.4 Beta software release.
With the release of MariaDB 10.2.2, the newest version of MariaDB has entered the beta stage. In this article, I’ll give an overview of the main new features in MariaDB 10.2. The focus of MariaDB 10.2 can be seen from the categories that the features fall into:
Over the last few days, there has been a lot of questions and discussion around a vulnerability referred to as MySQL Remote Root Code Execution / Privilege Escalation 0day with CVE code CVE-2016-6662. It’s a serious vulnerability and we encourage every MariaDB Server, MariaDB Enterprise and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster user to read the below update on the vulnerability and how it affects MariaDB products.
MariaDB has a wide set of security features to protect data (see MariaDB Enterprise Security Webinar). To encrypt the data in a MariaDB 10.1 database, you can enable data-at-rest encryption. MariaDB allows the option to select the most suitable level of the encryption in MariaDB: Temporary files, Aria tables, InnoDB tablespaces, InnoDB tables, InnoDB log files and Binlogs.
Starting today, customers can launch MariaDB version 10.1 instances on Amazon RDS. They can also upgrade their existing Amazon RDS for MariaDB database instances from version 10.0 to 10.1 using either the console or API.
MariaDB Server 10.2 has been a long time coming, as planning goes. We met in Amsterdam in October 2015 to start fleshing things out (and also managed a 10.1 GA then), and made a first alpha release in April 2016. If all goes well, 2016 will definitely see the GA release of MariaDB Server 10.2.
I'm now in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the launch of OpenCPS. What, might you ask, is OpenCPS? OpenCPS translates to Open Core Public Services, as Vietnam is providing online public services and OpenCPS should sit at its core. Naturally, all of this will be open source, and AGPL licensed. OpenCPS is the first open source project to realize the development of e-government services in Vietnam.
URGENT UPDATE: Do not take 1.4.2 into use. We have found a problem and will provide a 1.4.3 release shortly.
We are pleased to announce that MariaDB MaxScale 1.4.2 GA is now available for download!
MariaDB works with many clients to migrate Microsoft SQL and Oracle to MariaDB. With the CONNECT storage engine we can access any ODBC data source in MariaDB. Here's a small HOWTO for those who want to give it a quick try. In this example we use MSSQL, though the same principle should be possible with Oracle ODBC servers.
While many are at the ongoing OpenStack Summit in Austin, it came to my attention that the OpenStack project has recently published their latest user survey.