MariaDB Blog

August 29, 2016

Installing MariaDB MaxScale the Hard Way

If you are like me (let's for everyones sake hope you are not, though), you like to do things the hard way, in particular when it comes to testing things. For example, when installing things on your Linux box, just to try them out, you might not want to do a yum install, an rpm -ivh or an apt-get to have some files spread all over your system. Instead you want to tar xvf some tarball and possibly, if you are in a good mood or you want to be nice so you get some gifts for the holidays or maybe because it is just that day, you unpack that tarball in /usr/local instead of in /home/bofh/junk.

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August 25, 2016

Data Streaming with MariaDB MaxScale

MariaDB MaxScale team has designed a modular solution to stream binlog events coming from the Master database to the data lake via messaging systems such as Kafka’s distributed broker. The binlog events for inserts, updates and deletes are converted in AVRO or JSON format before it’s forwarded to the data lake. Kafka is used as a data ingestion pipeline for distributed data process environment.

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August 19, 2016

Configuring LDAP Authentication and Group Mapping With MariaDB

Enterprise users who have a large number of MariaDB servers often want to centralize their MariaDB user account administration -- especially for the user accounts of the database administration team. This can simplify some database administration tasks, since users do not have to be manually created on every server.

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