MariaDB Blog

April 16, 2016

Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries without registration

MariaDB MaxScale, the dynamic routing platform for MariaDB Server (and MySQL Server) had its first stable 1.0 GA release 15 months ago. Since then, the popularity of MariaDB MaxScale has grown exponentially. It has in many cases become a default piece of the architecture in clustered setups of MariaDB Server, in master-slave replication setups and in very large replication topologies making use of MariaDB MaxScale’s Binlog Server functionality.

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April 14, 2016

Database Firewall Filter in MaxScale 1.4.1

New and Improved Functionality

The recently released 1.4.1 version of MariaDB MaxScale contains a bundle of great improvements to the Database Firewall Filter, dbfwfilter. This article starts by describing the dbfwfilter module and how it is used. Next we’ll find out what kinds of improvements were made to the filter in MaxScale 1.4.1 and we’ll finish by looking at a few use cases for it.

Here are the highlights of the new dbfwfilter functionality in the 1.4.1 release of MaxScale.

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March 07, 2016

The Binlog Server

In database setups with a large number of users reading data, the Binlog Server can be used to offload traffic to the Master, make Master failover easier to handle and in general simplify replication. In this blog I will describe the benefits of Binlog Server and how to set up MaxScale as a Binlog Server.

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February 04, 2016

Vote for Database of the Year on LinuxQuestions.org

Vote MariaDB for Database of the Year! MariaDB is nominated for Database of the Year by LinuxQuestions.org. LQ for short is Linux user community that each year votes for the best database of the year.

You can, of course, vote for MariaDB!

The site requires a simple registration - which may take a few moments, but it is well worth your time!

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January 27, 2016

MariaDB & Database Security

One of the key issues in 2016 for DBAs to tackle will be Database Security, mainly associated to the increasing adoption of public and private clouds, as well as mission critical applications running on open source databases in large Enterprises.

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