MariaDB 11.3.0 Release Notes

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Release date: 20 September 2023

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MariaDB 11.3 is a current development series of MariaDB. It is an evolution of MariaDB 11.2 with several entirely new features.

MariaDB 11.3.0 is a single preview release. Features are to be considered preview, and none are guaranteed to make it into MariaDB 11.3.

The preview is available as a container

For an overview of MariaDB 11.3 see the What is MariaDB 11.3? page.

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Connection Redirection



  • Add keywords "SQL_BEFORE_GTIDS" and "SQL_AFTER_GTIDS" for START SLAVE UNTIL (MDEV-27247). SQL_BEFORE_GTIDS stops the replica when it sees gtids of the option's argument list, without executing them.


Data Types

  • INET4 data types can now be cast into INET6 types (MDEV-31626)
  • This means, INET4 values can be compared with INET6 values and can be inserted into INET6 columns, the server can automatically convert INET4 value into INET6 as needed.


  • Key derivation function KDF for generating good encryption keys for AES_ENCRYPT (MDEV-31474)

Date and Time

  • DATE_FORMAT function can now print the current time zone abbreviation and current time zone offset from UTC with %Z and %z format specifiers. (MDEV-31684)



  • Add a new database-level privilege, SHOW CREATE ROUTINE that allows to see the routine definition even if the user isn't the routine owner (MDEV-29167)


  • Added a SENT_ROWS column to the Information Schema PROCESSLIST table, as well as extended the display size for the columns in processlist to ensure that most results will fit in display (MDEV-3953)

Application-Time Periods


  • Setting a non-default old_mode value will now always issue a deprecation warning (MDEV-31811)



  • The Spider storage engine now supports table options instead of having to encode them in COMMENT/CONNECTION strings. When any table option is specified, Spider will ignore COMMENT/CONNECTION strings at the same table/partition/subpartition. A new variable spider_ignore_comments is introduced to ignore them globally at all levels (table/partition/subpartition). Another variable, spider_suppress_comment_ignored_warning, is introduced to suppress warnings when Spider ignores COMMENT/CONNECTION strings. (MDEV-28856)


The following deprecated features and system variables have been removed (MDEV-32104):

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