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Rasmus Johansson

Vice President, Engineering, MariaDB

Rasmus has worked for MariaDB since 2010 and was appointed VP Engineering in 2013. He is responsible for the architecting and development of MariaDB Server and MariaDB Cluster.

Spider’s Lead Developer Joins MariaDB

Imagine one database that can handle a variety of workloads all with the same level of performance. With MariaDB’s purpose-built storage engine architecture you get just that. Use InnoDB for…

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Moving to MariaDB Backup

In my previous blog post that was about upgrading to the latest version of Jira together with the latest version of MariaDB, I briefly mention that when upgrading to MariaDB Server…

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Upgrading to the Latest Jira with the Latest Version of…

In the development of MariaDB Server we use Atlassian’s Jira as the issue and project tracking software, but also for planning. We have been using Jira since 2012, when we…

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Use Cases for MariaDB Data Versioning

Working in software development, versioning of code is something that we’ve often taken for granted. Task definitions and bug descriptions are preferably also managed by a system that versions every…

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Automatic Data Versioning in MariaDB Server 10.3

MariaDB Server 10.3 comes with a new, very useful feature that will ease the design of many applications. Data versioning is important for several perspectives. Compliance might require that you…

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Sequences Support in MariaDB Server 10.3

In the SQL standard SQL:2003 sequences are defined. The idea of sequences is to have a way of requesting unique values on demand. The typical use case for sequences is…

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Try MariaDB Server 10.3 in Docker

There are times when you may want to test specific software or a specific version of software. In my case, I wanted to play with MariaDB Server 10.3.6 Release Candidate…

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MariaDB Server Default in Debian 9

One way of distributing Linux based software is to make the software so popular and easily consumable that distributions want to include it. By consumable, I mean that the software…

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MyRocks available in MariaDB 10.2 Release Candidate 2

It’s about two months since the release of the first release candidate of MariaDB 10.2. Release Candidates are nice especially from the view that this is the point where large…

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Security Vulnerability CVE-2016-6664 / CVE-2016-5617

During the fall there were a couple of vulnerabilities found that could be used for privilege escalations in conjunction with race conditions. These were: CVE-2016-6662 MySQL Remote Root Code Execution…

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Update on Security Vulnerabilities CVE-2016-6663 and CVE-2016-6664 Related to MariaDB…

The details about two vulnerabilities affecting MariaDB (and MySQL) have been published. The two vulnerabilities are: CVE-2016-6663, Privilege Escalation / Race Condition (also referred to as CVE-2016-5616) CVE-2016-6664, Root Privilege…

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MariaDB 10.2 Beta

With the release of MariaDB 10.2.2, the newest version of MariaDB has entered the beta stage. In this article, I’ll give an overview of the main new features in MariaDB…

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Is Your MariaDB Version Affected by the Remote Root Code…

Over the last few days, there has been a lot of questions and discussion around a vulnerability referred to as MySQL Remote Root Code Execution / Privilege Escalation 0day with…

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Eating our own dog food – Running JIRA on MariaDB

A couple of weeks ago we announced that we were moving from a hosted instance of JIRA to our self hosted instance. The main reason was that we hit 2000…

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