Best MariaDB ever hits the streets – MariaDB 10 innovations developed with Google, SkySQL & Fusion-IO

London, United Kingdom – 31 March 2014 – The MariaDB Foundation, an independent body which promotes the popular open source database MariaDB, today announced the much-anticipated general availability of MariaDB 10, providing today’s generation of application developers with enhanced performance and functionality.

Since its launch in 2009, MariaDB has built an active and vibrant open source community and has led the way in database innovation. In 2013, Wikimedia Foundation, the people behind Wikipedia, announced the migration of many of its production MySQL systems over to MariaDB and Google confirmed it aims to move its thousand-plus MySQL instances over to MariaDB technology.

Engineered by some of the world’s leading database experts, including MySQL founder, Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, MariaDB has been enthusiastically adopted by a fast-growing eco-system including influential Linux distributions Red Hat, Fedora, Suse and Debian. MariaDB 10 includes numerous innovations developed with and for web-scale players like Google, Fusion-IO and Taobao such as:

Replication

  • MariaDB 10 sets a new standard in performance. It is many times faster than previous generations of MariaDB and especially legacy database MySQL thanks to new features including parallel replication and a further advanced group commit. Also, the replication slaves are now crash-safe.
  • It’s also now possible to replicate data from multiple master servers giving a complete view of the distributed data across big datasets for real-time analytical purposes via the multi-source replication feature.

NoSQL Capabilities

  • The CONNECT engine enables dynamic access to diverse data sources dynamically, including unstructured files such as log files in a folder, or any ODBC database, from within MariaDB 10. Great for ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Load) and Real-Time analysis.
  • Dynamic Columns store disparate labelled data objects in each row of a table in much the same way as NoSQL technologies.
  • Access data from Cassandra data directly inside MariaDB 10, and interoperate directly with a widely adopted Big Data technology.

Sharding

  • MariaDB 10 includes built-in sharding in the form of the SPIDER engine, allowing big database tables to be split across multiple servers, for performance and scale. MariaDB combines sharding with the new replication features to provide true high availability.

Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, CTO MariaDB Foundation said: “MariaDB has led the way as a cutting-edge, open source database innovation. MariaDB 10 continues MariaDB’s reputation for delivering new capabilities ahead of the curve, building advanced features to address the needs of the most demanding users.

“We’d like to thank the tireless support of our principal contributors SkySQL and community members like Google and Fusion-IO whose continuous feedback is essential in driving innovation in MariaDB. We are also very thankful for all community developers that have contributed to the success of MariaDB.” concludes Widenius.

“We are delighted to see our collaboration with the MariaDB community come to fruition in the MariaDB 10.0 solution,” said Madhu Matta, Fusion-io Vice President of Hyperscale. “Databases continue to showcase how flash technologies like Fusion ioMemory drive application acceleration and solve critical customer problems. The unique combination of MariaDB 10 innovations and our flash aware interfaces like NVM Compression and Atomic Writes will help drive the next chapter of database technologies.”

Patrik Sallner, CEO SkySQL said: “MariaDB 10 is a landmark open source innovation and an evolution of the fundamental SQL technology which runs the world’s largest databases. Developers can now achieve state-of-the-art application performance at scale with a SQL database they know and trust. If you want fast and secure applications, MariaDB is the right choice.”

For application developers looking to build serious, revenue-generating applications using MariaDB, SkySQL will be soon releasing its next generation of MariaDB Enterprise that provides all the tools and professional expertise needed to run MariaDB in large, complex production environments.

About MariaDB Foundation
The MariaDB Foundation promotes, protects, and advances the MariaDB codebase, community, and ecosystem. It’s members are companies like SkySQL (who also employ many core MariaDB code contributors), Booking.com, Parallels and Automattic. In addition it receives sponsor support from a range of vendor and user companies. Visit www.mariadb.org to learn more.

For more information visit www.mariadb.org or contact Paul Maher, Positive Marketing on +44 7900 600013.

Download MariaDB 10.0.10

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.0?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator

About Jelastic:

Jelastic is the next generation of Java Platforms as a Service.

Unlike previous cloud platforms, Jelastic:

  • Can run any Java application and so does not require developers to change their code or get locked-into the platform,
  • Can scale any application up and down by automatically adding or removing memory and CPU units depending on the application load,
  • Takes all configuration and management worries away: developers simply specify the application stack and database options they need and Jelastic creates, configures, and maintains the environment for them
  • Supports a wide range of application server stacks including Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, and GlassFish
  • Out of the box, allows users to get a preconfigured instance of MariaDB up and running and available to the application.

A beta version of Jelastic is available at http://jelastic.com and it is free throughout the beta program including the use of MariaDB.

You can see videos, read more, and deploy your Java applications in Jelastic today at http://jelastic.com.

Supporting quotes:

Monty Widenius – founder of MySQL and creator of MariaDB:

“It is now even easier to get started with MariaDB. Jelastic lets any Java developer simply upload a Java WAR package, pick MariaDB in the Jelastic environment configuration, and get the best database out there up and running. Java has just received its next generation of Platform-as-a-Service system and it is great that MariaDB is a part of it.”

Hivext CEO Ruslan Synytskyy:

“We are excited to have MariaDB available as a storage option in Jelastic. Full compatibility with MySQL and much improved perfomance, scalability, and feature-set give our customers a state-of-the-art database to suit their application needs.”

About MariaDB:

MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). MariaDB can be deployed as a drop-in replacement for the popular MySQL database and it is built by some of the original authors of MySQL with assistance from the broader community of Free and open source software developers. In addition to the core functionality of MySQL, MariaDB offers a rich set of feature enhancements including alternate storage engines, server optimizations, and security and performance patches. More information on MariaDB is available at http://mariadb.org and http://kb.askmonty.org.

About Hivext Technologies:

Hivext Technologies is the creator of Jelastic – Java platform as a service which runs a vast variety of Java application stacks, SQL and NoSQL
databases, and can automatically vertically scale up and down any Java application. Jelastic is available as a service for Java developers at
http://jelastic.com, and as a package for hosting providers wishing to add Java hosting to their portfolio. Learn more at http://jelastic.com.

Monty blogged about MariaDB 5.3 being released as a beta with 5.3.0. We also have a press release. Download it now and test the beta!

The MariaDB Project today announced the availability of MariaDB 5.3.0 Beta. It includes a large number of features and additions while still remaining backwards compatible to MySQL®.

“There are many optimizer changes which makes this a very interesting release, because people will notice that their queries run faster,” said Rasmus Johansson, COO of Monty Program Ab, a commercial backer of MariaDB. “The optimizer developers say it’s the biggest change to the optimizer in ten years”, he added.

A few highlights of the changes include subquery optimizations which allow subqueries to finally be usable and materialize. There are many join and disk access optimizations, including Classic Hash Join, Batch Key Access, Multi-Range-Read and Index Condition Pushdown. For fans of NoSQL, the HandlerSocket interface ships with MariaDB and 5.3.0 debuts support for dynamic columns (each row can have a different set of columns).

“We’ve spent years on many features, and I’ve even fixed some of my pain points,” says Michael Widenius, CEO of Monty Program Ab and the original developer of MySQL. “Things like a better optimizer, progress reporting and dynamic columns have been on my bucket list for a long time and I’m thrilled that we finally have it,” he added.

The beta release of MariaDB 5.3.0 is available for download at http://downloads.askmonty.org/ immediately. This MariaDB release is supported by a release partner, SkySQL Ab.

About Monty Program Ab: 
Monty Program is the primary development driver of MariaDB, the Aria storage engine, and engineering excellence for MySQL® and other associated technologies. We are committed to 
work with the community to plan, review, and release new versions of MariaDB.

About SkySQL Ab: 
Affordable, enterprise class product support, professional services, and training for your MariaDB databases is available from Monty Program’s release partner, SkySQL Ab. To learn more about SkySQL and its services for MariaDB, visit http://www.skysql.com/products/skysql-enterprise, or email SkySQL at sales(at)skysql(dot)com.