Changes and Improvements in MariaDB 10.6

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MariaDB 10.6 is the current major development version. MariaDB 10.5 is stable and feature-complete, so major new features to be developed are going into 10.6.

Do not use non-stable (non-GA) releases in production!

New Features & Improvements

Atomic DDL

SQL Syntax

Oracle Compatibility


Replication, Galera and Binlog

Sys Schema

  • Bundle sys-schema, a collection of views, functions and procedures to help administrators get insight into database usage. (MDEV-9077)

Performance Schema

Storage Engines

Character Sets

  • The utf8 character set (and related collations) is now by default an alias for utf8mb3 rather than the other way around. It can be set to imply utf8mb4 by changing the value of the old_mode system variable (MDEV-8334)



InnoDB Variables

The following deprecated variables have been removed (MDEV-23397):

Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in MariaDB 10.6

For a complete list of security vulnerabilities (CVEs) fixed across all versions of MariaDB, see the Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in MariaDB page.

List of All MariaDB 10.6 Releases

DateReleaseStatusRelease NotesChangelog
18 Jun 2021MariaDB 10.6.2RCRelease NotesChangelog
21 May 2021MariaDB 10.6.1BetaRelease NotesChangelog
26 Apr 2021MariaDB 10.6.0AlphaRelease NotesChangelog


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