The MariaDB developers have made several releases in the past week. Rather than post about all of them separately, we decided to combine them into one post. Details for each release are available on their individual Release Notes and Changelog pages.

MariaDB 5.5.36

First up is MariaDB 5.5.36. This is a Stable (GA) release. Apart from general maintenance, bug fixes, and updates, TokuDB is now included in RPM packages for CentOS 6 on x86-64.

Download MariaDB 5.5.36

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?


MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.7

Next is MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.7. This is an Alpha release. It is being released now to get it into the hands of any who might want to test it. Do not run Alpha releases on production systems! This version of MariaDB Galera Cluster supports wsrep API v25 which means MariaDB Galera Cluster can be used with either a 25.2.x or 25.3.x Galera wsrep provider. A 25.3.x wsrep provider is included in the MariaDB repositories. And both 25.3.x and 25.2.x wsrep providers are available on the downloads page.

Download MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.7

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB Galera Cluster?


MariaDB Java Client 1.1.6

The last release in the roundup is MariaDB Java Client 1.1.6. This is a Stable (GA) release. Several bugs were fixed and a new connection parameter, serverTimezone, was added. If set, timezone conversions will occur when storing temporal data with preparedStatement and when reading data using ResultSet. The effect is similar to setting the time_zone session variable. The difference is better cross-platform compatibility (i.e timezone names like “Asia/Omsk” can also be used when the server is on Windows). Also, this option works for both datetime and timestamp datatypes, while the server-side option has no effect on datetime.

Download Java Client 1.1.6

Release Notes Changelog Java Client Overview


Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!

I’m happy to announce that a new version of the MariaDB Audit Plugin is available. Version 1.1.5 can be downloaded here. As you can see the Audit Plugin is available from SkySQL, who has developed the plugin.

However, now with the Audit Plugin being GA for a couple of months since 7th of November last year and customers using it in production, SkySQL has decided to contribute the Audit Plugin to the MariaDB project and I’m happy to tell you that starting from MariaDB versions 5.5.37 and 10.0.9 the Audit Plugin will be included by default. Notice that these versions of MariaDB aren’t yet released.

The MariaDB Audit Plugin introduces the capabilities of tracking user access to data. By having the Audit Plugin available by default in MariaDB, all users can easily set up tracking in their own systems and follow in real time who’s doing what in their databases. In addition to having the Audit Plugin available in MariaDB it’s also available for download, which is very useful for MySQL and Percona Server users. Yes, the MariaDB Audit Plugin has been tested on MySQL and Percona Server as well.

The development on the Audit Plugin, stretching from specification work to real-world testing has been done together with customers who knew exactly what they needed in terms of auditing. Since then there is a growing amount of users of the Audit Plugin. It seems to be useful for a lot of users.

For additional and very practical how-to type of information I would recommend reading the following articles:

There is also a webinar available by Ralf Gebhardt on the topic:

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.35. This is a Stable release.

See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the Galera page in the MariaDB Knowledge Base for general information about MariaDB Galera Cluster.

Download MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.35

Release Notes Changelog About MariaDB Galera Cluster

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!