MySQL

October 3, 2016

MariaDB 10.2 Beta

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:

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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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May 4, 2015

Information on the SSL connection vulnerability of MySQL and MariaDB

Last week, an SSL connection security vulnerability was reported for MySQL and MariaDB. The vulnerability states that since MariaDB and MySQL do not enforce SSL when SSL support is enabled, it is possible to launch Man In The Middle (MITM) attacks. MITM attacks can capture the secure connection and turn it into an unsecure connection, revealing data going back and forth to the server.

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February 10, 2015

MariaDB DevOps: Installing MariaDB with SaltStack

I have been thinking about how I could streamline my deployment and configuration of MariaDB with salt for a while now. When I decided to give it a shot, I didn't find any formulas that I liked, so I decided to start writing my own. Currently, my salt formula can deploy MariaDB 5.5, MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5, MariaDB 10.0, or MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0 to a CentOS 6 or 7 server.

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