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We’ve been busy at SkySQL these past few months! Now we’re proud to introduce MariaDB Enterprise Release 1.0 to our customers and to the MySQL ecosystem. This new product is a milestone for SkySQL’s product portfolio, delivering easy installation, configuration and management of sophisticated high availability solutions based on MariaDB and Galera Cluster to customers eager to leverage this technology, but put off by its inherent complexities.

MariaDB Enterprise has an API layer as its foundation. The GUI tool which you use to provision, monitor and manage your cluster does all of its work through calls to the RESTful API, including provisioning cluster nodes on bare metal Linux boxes or newly instantiated virtual machines or AMIs. By packaging up the product’s capabilities in this API, we’ve both made it easy to manage Galera Clusters through our GUI, and also provided a powerful tool to simplify the automation of high availability within popular automation and configuration management frameworks.

MariaDB Enterprise Architecture

Need support and advice on deploying this new technology and incorporating advanced availability clustering into your database layer? MariaDB Enterprise packages the core software with comprehensive 24x7 support, upgrades and maintenance releases, and everything you need to confidently leverage Galera Cluster without the headaches! Contact your SkySQL sales team today for more details.

This first release is just the start. What gets me most excited about this product is the potential for future enhancements: with a solid framework and architecture, MariaDB Enterprise can be evolved and improved to handle a broad range of complex tasks. We’re keen to see how customers leverage the API in building out their automation solutions, and will be watching carefully to understand how to make this engine for database layer abstraction and management even better.

MariaDB Manager, the core software component of MariaDB Enterprise which includes the API, monitoring system, and web-based GUI is fully open-source under the GPL v2 license. Grab the source on GitHub, fork it and improve it to meet your needs. We’re looking forward to those pull requests contributing community-driven improvements and new capabilities back to the project, so that everyone benefits!

Want more information?

  • To get started with MariaDB Enterprise first sign-up and then visit our download section
  • Visit the open source project and community on GitHub
  • Follow us on Twitter: @skysql and @mariadb
  • Join us on Google+
  • Connect with us on LinkedIn

And of course, for the best experience of all, get in touch with your SkySQL sales team! Just contact us at and a representative will be in touch with you to understand your situation and help you leverage our broad set of solutions, including MariaDB Enterprise, in powering your highly available database infrastructure.