MariaDB Blog

February 16, 2017

Improving the Performance of MariaDB MaxScale

Performance has been a central goal of MariaDB MaxScale’s architecture from the start. Core elements in the drive for performance is the use of asynchronous I/O and Linux’ epoll. With a fixed set of worker threads, whose amount is selected to correspond to the number of available cores, each thread should either be working or be idle, but never be waiting for I/O. This should provide good performance that scales well with the number of available CPUs. However, benchmarking revealed that was not entirely the case. The performance of MaxScale did not continuously increase as more worker threads were added, but after a certain point the performance would actually start to decrease.

When we started working on MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 we decided to investigate what the actual cause for that behaviour was and to make modifications in order to improve the situation.

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February 15, 2017

Kerberos for SQLyog by MariaDB Connector/C

SQLyog is included in MariaDB Enterprise and it helps DBAs, developers and database architects save time writing queries visualized with syntax checking, designing visually complex queries, and many other powerful features for visualization, synchronization and management. This 12.4 release introduces ‘read-only’ connections as well as support for the MariaDB auth_gssapi (Kerberos) plugin.

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February 14, 2017

Releasing BSL 1.1

MariaDB announced BSL 1.0 together with MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 in August 2016. After having the license “in the wild” for a few months we’ve been reaching out to Open Source advocates to get feedback on the BSL. We’ve gotten some great responses, including from Bruce Perens and Heather Meeker of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Our next MariaDB MaxScale release will use BSL 1.1.

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February 08, 2017

MariaDB is Coming to a City Near You!

Join us for one of our full-day roadshows coming to a city near you!  MariaDB is hosting educational roadshows across North America to showcase exciting new products and solutions, and share best practices for enabling critical enterprise features such as high availability and security.  MariaDB experts will lead content-rich sessions on open source, product features, architecture and security. If you’re a DBA, architect, or developer, you won’t want to miss this event! Check out the locations and dates here

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January 20, 2017

Monitoring MariaDB with the All New Monyog v7.0

MariaDB monitoring tool, Monyog, provides insights into server performance with a customizable dashboard. Webyog just announced the launch of the new Monyog v7.0! With this new release, MariaDB customers will get access to a completely revamped Monyog user interface and industry-leading feature additions to uncover valuable server performance insights.

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