Announcing MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1.0 Beta

We are happy to announce that today we are releasing 1.1.0 beta software of MariaDB ColumnStore, the high performance, columnar storage engine for large scale analytics on MariaDB. Beta is an important time in our release and we encourage you to download this release today! Please note that we do not recommend running beta releases in production.

MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1 introduces the following key new capabilities:

Streaming and Customized Analytics:

Improved Operational Resiliency:

Data Types:

  • TEXT and BLOB: Now you can store unstructured data columns requiring larger than 64KB size as TEXT or BLOB data type.

MariaDB Server 10.2 compatibility:

  • MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1.0 is based on MariaDB Server 10.2.8.
  • The Window functions have been re-implemented with MariaDB Server 10.2.8 code.
  • MariaDB Server Audit Plugin Integration: Now queries sent to MariaDB ColumnStore can be audited in the same way as all other storage engines.
  • Non-recursive Common Table Expressions are now supported.

Performance: Several improvements in string handling and memory utilization.

The release notes for MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1.0 can be found here and the list of bugs fixed can be found in the release notes. MariaDB ColumnStore documentation can be found in our Documentation Library.

Try out MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1.0 Beta software and share your feedback. For any questions on the new features of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1, please email me at