The most recent release of MariaDB 10.1 is:
MariaDB 10.1.22 Stable (GA) Download Now

MariaDB 10.1 is the current stable version of MariaDB. It will be supported until October 2020.

For details on upgrading from MariaDB 10.0, see Upgrading from MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1.

The following lists the major new features in MariaDB 10.1:

Implemented Features

Galera

Encryption

Page Compression

Replication

Roles

Optimization

GIS

Syntax

XtraDB / InnoDB

Variables

For a list of all new variables, see System Variables Added in MariaDB 10.1 and Status Variables Added in MariaDB 10.1. Some of these, and other variable-related changes, include:

Plugins

  • Password validation plugin API (MDEV-6431).
  • simple_password_check password validation plugin. It can enforce a minimum password length and guarantee that a password contains at least a specified number of uppercase and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation characters.
  • cracklib_password_check password validation plugin. It only allows passwords that are strong enough to pass CrackLib test. This is the same test that pam_cracklib.so does, installed by default on many Linux distributions.
  • ed25519 authentication plugin for traditional password-based authentication. A new, secure alternative to the old mysql_native_password plugin.

Security

  • Enhance security using special compilation options - MariaDB is now compiled with security hardening options by default. It is an additional protection layer that makes new, yet unknown, security vulnerabilities more difficult to exploit. (MDEV-5730)

Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in MariaDB 10.1

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

Comparison with MySQL

List of all MariaDB 10.1 releases

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