We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.21-beta. MariaDB 5.5.21 is the first Beta release in the 5.5 series and follows the initial MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha release. We hope to follow it up soon with Release Candiate and then Stable (GA) 5.5 releases.
MariaDB-5.5.21-beta is the first MariaDB release featuring the new thread pool. Oracle offers a commercial thread pool plugin for MySQL Enterprise, but now MariaDB brings a thread pool implementation to the community!
If you haven’t yet signed up for the Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA the week of April 9, now is the time. Friends of SkySQL can save 10% off their registration fee by using the discount code “SKY-PL12” upon registration.
Here's another MariaDB screencast, this time highlighting some of the GIS functionality in MariaDB. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDm_8L1oyI (I recommend watching it in full screen 720p, so you can see the details.)
We’re excited to announce that customers & users of Continuent will now receive our expert MySQL™ database solutions, services and support when they use Continuent’s Tungsten Enterprise, a complete clustering and data management solution for the MySQL database.
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha. MariaDB 5.5.20 is the first Alpha release in the 5.5 series. We hope to follow it up soon with a beta 5.5 release. MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha is a merge of MariaDB 5.3 and MySQL 5.5 with some limited additional bug fixes.
Last weekend Vadim from Percona published his MariaDB 5.3.4 benchmark results. As the new benchmark guy at Monty Program I take this oportunity to add some more results of my own. One question in the comments to Vadim was if it is fair to compare MariaDB-5.3 with MySQL-5.5.
You may not realize it, but in MariaDB 5.2 and earlier and in MySQL up to version 5.5, START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT does not give any guarantees of consistency between different storage engines.