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Developing on your Mac? Get the latest stable MariaDB version set up on OS X easily with Homebrew. See this step by step guide on installing MariaDB 10.1.16. 

Today, MariaDB MaxScale, the database proxy for MariaDB, is reaching its next major milestone – the availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 Beta software release. Beta is an important time in our release and we encourage you to download this release today!

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I am happy to see MariaDB Corporation announcing a major new version of MariaDB MaxScale.  MaxScale 2.0 Beta is now available here.

In July, I visited Tokyo, which is a hotbed for technology (especially around databases), to attend the yearly event db tech showcase 2016, held at the Akihabara UDX. My talk focused on Lessons from Database Failures, my third time speaking on the topic and it was well received by the audience.

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.

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.

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.

We are pleased to announce that MariaDB MaxScale 1.4.3 GA is now available for download!

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