SkySQL Release Notes 2020-10-16

MariaDB SkySQL is a DBaaS offering from MariaDB Corporation, providing cloud database service based on MariaDB Enterprise.

These release notes show changes made to MariaDB SkySQL as of 2021-10-16.

What's new in this release?

  • SkySQL Monitoring is now Generally Available (GA).

  • ColumnStore topology allows deployment with multiple nodes for high availability.

  • Batch cache added to Smart Transactions to speed up INSERT statement processing.

  • Galera topology, backed by MariaDB Enterprise Cluster (powered by Galera), is now available as a Technical Preview.

  • Distributed SQL enters second Technical Preview.

  • TLS is required for all client connections. TLS 1.1 is no longer supported. TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3 are supported.

  • 2020-11-03 update: Added GCP region us-east4

Updates to SkySQL User Interfaces

  • Improved user account registration and login experience for faster onboarding.

  • Customers are now prompted for billing information at time of service launch, rather than at time of account registration.

  • Name change: "MariaDB Platform for Scale-Out Transactions" is now "MariaDB Platform for Distributed SQL".

  • MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5 is now the default for MariaDB Platform for Transactions. Prior to 2020-10-16, MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 was the default.

  • IP whitelist for services and IP whitelist for monitoring now perform additional checks on IPv4 CIDR blocks. The start IP address of the CIDR block must be specified.

  • Only the owner of SkySQL Teams has access to Account Information. Account Information no longer appears in the SkySQL main menu for other members of the Team.

  • 2020-11-11 update: "Cluster" topology is now "Galera" topology. "Primary/Replica" topology is now "HA (Primary/Replica)" topology.

Support and Feedback