February 10, 2014

MariaDB 10.0.8 Overview and Highlights

MariaDB 10.0.8 was recently released as RC ("Release Candidate"), and is available for download here: https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/10.0.8/ This is the first RC release of MariaDB 10.0. It is primarily a bug-fix and polishing release, and all features planned for MariaDB 10.0 GA are included in this release. There were 6 notable changes in MariaDB 10.0.8:

  1. InnoDB upgraded to version 5.6.14
  2. FLUSH ... FOR EXPORT works
  3. Added a new server variable, old_mode, to allow selectively restoring old behavior, in contrast to the old "all-or-nothing" approach of the --old command-line option. See OLD MODE for more.
  4. Added a new read-only server variable malloc_library
  5. Bundled PCRE library upgraded to version 8.34
  6. The CREATE OR REPLACE TABLE statement was added. It is used internally for replicating CREATE ... SELECT statements (MDEV-5491), but it is also can be used by clients as any other SQL statement.

You can read more about the 10.0.8 release here: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-1008-release-notes/ And if interested, you can review the full list of changes in 10.0.8 (changelogs) here: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-1008-changelog/ Hope this helps.  

About Chris Calender

Chris Calender is a Principal Support Engineer with MariaDB. Prior to joining SkySQL (which later merged with MariaDB) he was a Principal Support Engineer at MySQL/Sun/Oracle, as well as Support Manager of Americas East. Before that, he worked as a MySQL DBA and developer for numerous Fortune 500 Companies, including Clear Channel, Western & Southern, and Cincinnati Bell. Chris has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science, from Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. He has been using MySQL since 3.23 days. Having deployed well into the tens of thousands of database servers, he is an expert at deployment, managing such instances, server tuning and query tuning. In the past, he devised a revolutionary technique for recovering corrupted, and what was then unrecoverable data, thus saving some companies completely, as well as setting himself apart in the MySQL/MariaDB ecosystem as such as expert. He has also been very willing to share his knowledge as he has been one of the most prolific bloggers in the MySQL Ecosystem (see planet.mysql.com), ranking on the "Top 20 Authors" list for much of the past 10 years, and even holding the #1 spot numerous times.

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