April 23, 2014

MariaDB 5.5.37 Overview and Highlights

MariaDB 5.5.37 was recently released (it is the latest MariaDB 5.5), and is available for download here: https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/5.5.37/ This is a maintenance release, and so there are not too many big changes of note, just a number of normal bug fixes. However, there are a few items worth mentioning:

  • Includes all bugfixes and updates from MySQL 5.5.37
  • XtraDB updated to the version from Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0
  • TokuDB updated to version 7.1.5
  • Default compression for TokuDB is now TOKUDB_ZLIB (instead of TOKUDB_UNCOMPRESSED)
  • The MariaDB Audit Plugin now included.

Given the number of InnoDB and XtraDB fixes (in 5.5.37 and 5.5.36 respectively), if you are using InnoDB or XtraDB+ in MariaDB 5.5, then I would definitely recommend upgrading to MariaDB 5.5.37. If interested, there is more about the 5.5.37 release here: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-5537-release-notes/ And the full list of fixed bugs and changes in MariaDB 5.5.37 can be found here: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-5537-changelog/ Hope this helps.

About Chris Calender

Chris Calender is a Technical Support Manager 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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