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We are pleased to announce that MaxScale 1.4.0 Beta is now available for download!

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MaxScale Binlog ServerIn database setups with a large number of users reading data, the Binlog Server can be used to offload traffic to the Master, make Master failover easier to handle and in general simplify replication. In this blog I will describe the benefits of Binlog Server and how to set up MaxScale as a Binlog Server.

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Linux QuestionsMariaDB has been selected as Database of the Year in the Members’ Choice awards at LinuxQuestions.org for the third year running. Our thanks goes out to all of the community members who voted for MariaDB and who continue to contribute to the project to make MariaDB the best open source relational database.

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Vote for MariaDB for Database of the Year!

Vote MariaDB for Database of the Year! MariaDB is nominated for Database of the Year by LinuxQuestions.org. LQ for short is Linux user community that each year votes for the best database of the year.

You can, of course, vote for MariaDB!

The site requires a simple registration - which may take a few moments, but it is well worth your time!

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The recent release of MariaDB 10.1.11 contains two new authentication plugins:

Named pipe plugin

This plugins works only if user logs in using named pipe. It uses the operating system's username of currently logged on user running the client program. The plugin mirrors functionality of the already existing Unix socket authentication plugin on Windows.

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Data, Security, Requirements, Procedures, Access, System, etc. Picture is under creative commons, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/purpleslog/2907496392One 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.

MariaDB Security and Encryption at London MySQL Meetup GroupIn December 2015, MariaDB Evangelist Colin Charles was asked to present on MariaDB Security and Encryption at the London MySQL Meetup group. This blog is a summary of Colin’s presentation.

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Customers have been excited to get their hands on the performance and maintenance enhancements and data encryption capabilities made available through MariaDB 10.1. We are happy to announce that MariaDB Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster subscriptions now support MariaDB 10.1 and make all of these features available to our subscription customers.

Several months ago, I wrote a blog post about configuring PAM authentication and user mapping in MariaDB. While it is useful to map a system user account to a MariaDB user account, a lot of users actually wanted to be able to map all system users in a particular system group to the same MariaDB user account without mapping the system accounts individually.

We are pleased to announce that MaxScale 1.3.0 beta is now open for the community. Read our blog regarding the latest new features, and where to find the release notes.

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