MariaDB 10.0.17 / 10.1.3 Beta

An enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for the widely used MySQL database engine

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What's new in MariaDB 10.0.17:

  • The new version of the Audit Plugin is 1.2 and includes the following new features:
  • In the audit log, passwords are now masked, i.e. the password characters are replaced with asterisks.
  • It's now possible to filter logging to include only DDL (CREATE, ALTER, etc.) or DML (INSERT, UPDATE, etc.) statements.
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MariaDB is a an open source and cross-platform database engine and server, designed as a drop-in replacement for the well known and powerful MySQL database engine used on numerous web servers around the world. The application is geared toward database professionals that are in search of a scalable, robust, reliable and stable SQL server, a replacement for the MySQL database server.

Supports a wide range of storage engines

By default, it provides users with support for several storage engines, including Aria, XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), PBXT, FederatedX (drop-in replacement for Federated), OQGRAPH, SphinxSE, IBMDB2I, and Cassandra.

Compared with MySQL

When compared with MySQL, we can immediately notice that MariaDB is definitely much faster, and extendable through a great number of extensions. It comes with brand-new features, developed by the best and brightest developers in the industry.

Features at a glance

Among some of its major highlights, we can mention multi-source, fast and safe replication, InnoDB asynchronous I/O subsystem, support for over 200,000 database connections, extended user statistics, pluggable authentication, as well as faster subqueries and joins. In addition, it comes with support for dynamic columns, GIS (Geographic Information System) functionality, progress reporting, virtual columns, table elimination, HandlerSocket, as well as fewer bugs and warnings.

Compatible with MySQL databases

Another interesting feature is the full compatibility with the MySQL database server, allowing users to import database tables from MySQL to MariaDB without much hassle. Also, users will be able to easily create logical or physical backups of their databases.

Supported operating systems

MariaDB is a platform-independent application, supporting all major operating system like Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Microsoft Windows. In addition to the source code, the software provides binary packages for both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures.

A drop-in replacement for MySQL

Because many Linux distribution developers replaced all the MySQL packages with MariaDB in their operating systems, we feel obliged to strongly recommend this powerful and open source SQL database engine/server for your projects.

MariaDB was reviewed by , last updated on March 7th, 2015

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