Congratulations to Monty Program on its Beta Release of MariaDB 5.3!
The primary objective of this release was to radically improve performance for subqueries, as well as for joins and single-table queries over large data sets. The MariaDB 5.3 release is based on MariaDB 5.2 (and therefor, MariaDB 5.1 & MySQL 5.1).
Noteworthy improvements in this release include:
- The biggest redesign for the MariaDB optimizer in 10 yrs
- NoSQL support
- Replication and binary logging
- Support for new datatypes
- Enhanced Windows performance