Today, MariaDB MaxScale, the database proxy for MariaDB, is reaching its next major milestone – the availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 Beta software release. Beta is an important time in our release and we encourage you to download this release today!
In July, I visited Tokyo, which is a hotbed for technology (especially around databases), to attend the yearly event db tech showcase 2016, held at the Akihabara UDX. My talk focused on Lessons from Database Failures, my third time speaking on the topic and it was well received by the audience.
MariaDB has a wide set of security features to protect data (see MariaDB Enterprise Security Webinar). To encrypt the data in a MariaDB 10.1 database, you can enable data-at-rest encryption. MariaDB allows the option to select the most suitable level of the encryption in MariaDB: Temporary files, Aria tables, InnoDB tablespaces, InnoDB tables, InnoDB log files and Binlogs.
Starting today, customers can launch MariaDB version 10.1 instances on Amazon RDS. They can also upgrade their existing Amazon RDS for MariaDB database instances from version 10.0 to 10.1 using either the console or API.
MariaDB Server 10.2 has been a long time coming, as planning goes. We met in Amsterdam in October 2015 to start fleshing things out (and also managed a 10.1 GA then), and made a first alpha release in April 2016. If all goes well, 2016 will definitely see the GA release of MariaDB Server 10.2.
Some of the most common questions asked by our users are regarding MariaDB support in Docker, and in particular how it can be used in specific development or production deployments. This series of articles will try to cover a few Docker and MariaDB use cases.
I'm now in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the launch of OpenCPS. What, might you ask, is OpenCPS? OpenCPS translates to Open Core Public Services, as Vietnam is providing online public services and OpenCPS should sit at its core. Naturally, all of this will be open source, and AGPL licensed. OpenCPS is the first open source project to realize the development of e-government services in Vietnam.
We are pleased to announce that MariaDB MaxScale 1.4.3 GA is now available for download!
At the 2016 Open Source Conference in Rome, held a few weeks ago, MariaDB was present along with many of the most relevant players in the Open Source community. This included the Italian Public Administration. They are required by law to give preference to free software and open source software. The goal of the Italian Open Source Observatory is to promote the use of open source software in Italian public administrations. They monitor and collect information on cases of open source adoption and best practices related to open technology usage within institutions.
MariaDB ColumnStore is built on a three-tier scalable architecture that supports the kind of growth that MariaDB users have grown accustomed to. Queries are processed by user modules, which assign tasks to parallel performance modules that access the columnar distributed storage layer below. Performance modules scale almost infinitely, providing both performance and capacity growth as you add servers. They also provide built-in data redundancy. These modules don’t process queries; they just take instructions from the user modules, which organize and deliver the results.