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It is event season for again for MariaDB: Where will we see you next?

The conference season has begun for us here at MariaDB. It seems like the almost all linux and MySQL shows are in the next four months. This is the time…

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MariaDB DevOps: Installing MariaDB with SaltStack

I have been thinking about how I could streamline my deployment and configuration of MariaDB with salt for a while now. When I decided to give it a shot, I…

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One More Possible Reason for ERROR 1959 (OP000) Invalid role specification

I ran into this error today while working with ROLES, bundled privileges for a group of users (a nice addition in MariaDB 10.0): ERROR 1959 (OP000) Invalid role specification The…

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MaxScale Firewall Filter

MaxScale’s filter system is very flexible and enables a new way of interacting with queries. The upcoming firewall filter shows just one of the many ways that you can control…

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Streaming MariaDB backups in the cloud

If you are a DBA or system administrator, you should already be familiar with Percona Xtrabackup, the free hot backup tool for MariaDB and MySQL, and you probably use it…

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Advanced MariaDB monitoring with Nagios

Nagios, one of the most popular hardware, network, and application monitoring tools, can also handle advanced MariaDB monitoring. With Nagios you can monitor the MariaDB server and its performance, as…

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Devops with MariaDB, Part 1

This new blog series will be about how to easily automate common MariaDB administration tasks using Ansible. We will showcase how to automatically install and configure software such as MariaDB…

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Business Scalability, Operational Efficiency and Competitive Edge with MariaDB MaxScale 1.0 GA

When I started my career in early nineties, the Internet, the open source software movement and the Linux operating system were in their infancy and MariaDB and MySQL did not…

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MaxScale and Transparent Session Handling

Applications are often built on top of single MySQL-compliant database instance but often there is a need for more performance and/or availability than what one database instance can provide. Adding…

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Joomla! on MariaDB tips from Joomla! Day in Milan

My relationship with Colt Engine, the Italian Joomla! Provider started in March 2011, when SkySQL was still a very “young” company and they got in touch with me to have…

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