MariaDB Connector/J 3.0.0 Release Notes

The most recent Stable (GA) release of MariaDB Connector/J is:
MariaDB Connector/J 2.7.3

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Release date: 04 May 2021

MariaDB Connector/J 3.0.0 is a Alpha (Alpha) release.

Do not use alpha releases in production!

NOTE: MariaDB Connector/J 3.0.0 is fully compatible with the latest release of version 2.7. Further maintenance releases will not be provided for version 2.7 after MariaDB Connector/J 3.0 becomes stable (GA).

For an overview of MariaDB Connector/J see the About MariaDB Connector/J page

Notable Changes

This version is a complete rewrite of the Java driver. The goal being to have a more performant, easy to read, extendable, small driver.

  • Complete rewrite, code simplification / clarification, reduced size (15%), more than 90% coverage tested.
  • Performance Improvements:
    • Prepare and execution are now using pipelining when using option useServerPrepStmts
    • Performance enhancement with MariaDB 10.6 server when using option useServerPrepStmts, skipping metadata (see MDEV-19237)

SSL configuration

New Options :

sslModeIndicate SSL demand. Possible values :
* 'disable'
* 'trust': no certificate to provide and no hostname validation, permit encryption without any validation
* 'verify-ca': Encryption, certificates validation, BUT no hostname verification
* 'verify-full': Standard SSL use: Encryption, certificate validation, and hostname
Default: 'disable'

The options useSsl, trustServerCertificate, and disableSslHostnameVerification still exist, but sslMode allows for easier configuration.

Easy logging

If using log4j, just enable the package "org.mariadb.jdbc" log.

  • Level ERROR will log connection errors
  • Level WARNING will log query errors
  • Level DEBUG will log queries
  • Level TRACE will log all exchanges with server

If not using log4j, console logging will be used.

If you really want to use the JDK logger, the System property "mariadb.logging.fallback" set to JDK will indicate to use common logging.

Failover

The Failover implementation now permits redoing transactions : when creating a transaction, all commands will be cached, and can be replayed in case of failover.

This functionality can be enabled using the option transactionReplay.

This is not enabled by default, because it requires that the application avoid using non-idempotent commands.

Example:

START TRANSACTION;
select next_val(hibernate_sequence);
INSERT INTO myCar(id, name) VALUE (?, ?) //with parameters: 1, 'car1'
INSERT INTO myCarDetail(id, carId, name) VALUE (?, ?, ?) //with parameters: 2, 1, 'detail1'
INSERT INTO myCarDetail(id, carId, name) VALUE (?, ?, ?) //with parameters: 3, 2, 'detail2'
COMMIT;

Allow setup of socket TCP_KEEPIDLE, TCP_KEEPCOUNT, TCP_KEEPINTERVAL

Equivalent options are tcpKeepIdle, tcpKeepCount, tcpKeepInterval

Because these are available only with Java 11, setting these options with java < 11 will have no effect.

permit authentication plugin restriction

New Options :

restrictedAuthif set, restrict authentication plugin to secure list. Default provided plugins are mysql_native_password,client_ed25519,auth_gssapi_client,caching_sha2_password,dialog and mysql_clear_password
Default: null

example setting restrictedAuth to "mysql_native_password,client_ed25519,auth_gssapi_client", only those plugins can be use. If server return ask for an authentication plugin not listed in restrictedAuth, driver will throw an exception.

Extendable

The driver is built with a Service Provider Interface (SPI), permitting easy ways to extend the driver.

Possible extensions:

  • org.mariadb.jdbc.codec.Codec : Allows encoding/decoding types
  • org.mariadb.jdbc.plugin.authentication.AuthenticationPlugin : Allows authentication plugin additions. Defaults are "mysql_clear_password", "auth_gssapi_client", "client_ed25519", "mysql_native_password", "dialog" (PAM), and "caching_sha2_password"
  • org.mariadb.jdbc.plugin.credential.CredentialPlugin : Allows login/password retrieval. Defaults are "AwsIamCredentialPlugin" to permit retrieve a temporary IAM authentication, "EnvCredentialPlugin" to get environment authentication, and "PropertiesCredentialPlugin" to get authentication info from java property
  • org.mariadb.jdbc.plugin.tls.TlsSocketPlugin : Allows extended TLS implementation

Bugs Fixed

  • CONJ-864 - includeThreadDumpInDeadlockExceptions always includes the thread dump, even when it is not a deadlock exception
  • CONJ-858 - Properties parameters that differ from string not taken in account

Changelog

For a complete list of changes made in MariaDB Connector/J 3.0.0, with links to detailed information on each push, see the changelog.

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