MariaDB 11.6.0 Release Notes

Release date: 26 June 2024

Do not use alpha releases in production!

MariaDB 11.6 is a rolling release. It is an evolution of MariaDB 11.5 with several entirely new features.

MariaDB 11.6.0 is a single preview release. Features are to be considered preview, and none are guaranteed to make it into MariaDB 11.6.

The preview is available as a container

For an overview of MariaDB 11.6 see the What is MariaDB 11.6? page.

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!

Notable Items

Character Sets

Backup and Restore


  • Improve selectivity computations for multi-part keys (MDEV-33697)





  • Set thread names for MariaDB Server threads (MDEV-32537)

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