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Information on the SSL connection vulnerability of MySQL and MariaDB

Last week, an SSL connection security vulnerability was reported for MySQL and MariaDB. The vulnerability states that since MariaDB and MySQL do not enforce SSL when SSL support is enabled,…

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LinuxFest Northwest was HUGE this year!

This weekend Team MariaDB attended the 15th annual LinuxFest Northwest. This event has been growing every year, but this year it crossed over to become a HUGE event. There were…

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Configuring PAM Authentication and User Mapping with MariaDB

Author’s note: For the most up-to-date directions on setting up PAM authentication and user or group mapping with MariaDB, please see the relevant MariaDB documentation page. User accounts in MariaDB…

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Connecting to MariaDB through an SSH Tunnel

When you want to connect a client to a database server through an insecure network, there are two main choices: use SSL or use an SSH tunnel. Although SSL often…

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Percona Live 2015 Wrap-up: Bigger and better every year

So I am now back in my office in Vancouver, BC after an amazing week in Santa Clara for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. I though that I…

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Using Docker for Fast and Easy Testing of MaxScale

Recently, I asked Colt Engine to help us with the MaxScale Beta Testing process. They agreed to do this, but they had to find the best way to test a…

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Delivering Superior Customer Experience with MariaDB Enterprise

When we first announced MariaDB Enterprise last year in March of 2014, our goal was to deliver superior performance and customer experience in addition to a hardened and certified version…

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DevOps with MariaDB and Ansible, Part 2

In the first blog of these series, we’ve done a rapid walkthrough on how to use Ansible and Vagrant to start a master/slave pair. In this second post, we will…

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Evaluating MariaDB & MySQL Parallel Replication Part 2: Slave Group Commit

(The previous post, Better Parallel Replication for MySQL, is Part 1 of the series.) Parallel replication is a much expected feature of MySQL. It is already available in MariaDB 10.0…

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Upgrading MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5 to 10.0

Upgrading a running MariaDB Galera Cluster from 5.5 (previous stable) to 10.0 (stable) is a question which comes up frequently with Remote DBA customers. Although a standard migration from 5.5…

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