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This is the blog of the MariaDB Foundation in particular and the MariaDB project in general. It is used to announce new MariaDB versions, for posts from MariaDB developers about new features, and for news from or about the MariaDB Foundation itself, among other things. For many this is the MariaDB blog, and on behalf of the MariaDB Foundation, welcome! We’re glad you’re here. Thanks for stopping by!

What you may not know is that there’s another MariaDB blog over at https://mariadb.com/blog run by the fine folks at SkySQL (full disclosure: I work for SkySQL, but my posts here are on behalf of the MariaDB project and the Foundation). This other MariaDB blog contains posts about SkySQL’s commercial MariaDB offerings (naturally) but also a lot of other excellent MariaDB-related content.

For example, the most recent post, from 30 Apr is about installing MariaDB 10.0.10 on Mac OS X with Homebrew. The MariaDB project doesn’t provide downloads of official binaries for MacOS X, so if you’ve ever wanted to get MariaDB running on your iMac, MacBook, or Mac Pro, go check it out!

Other recent posts include one about MariaDB and Heartbleed, another on using SQL and NoSQL in MariaDB 10, and a MariaDB 10 vs MySQL 5.6 feature comparison.

So check out the other MariaDB blog and add the rss feed to your reader!

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:

SkySQL has signed a merger agreement with Monty Program Ab, creators of the popular MariaDB database. Read more about it, as it features important tidbits from Patrik Sallner (CEO, SkySQL Ab), Simon Phipps (CEO, MariaDB Foundation), and Michael “Monty” Widenius (CTO, MariaDB Foundation).

A key takeaway is that SkySQL will work alongside & collaborate closely with the MariaDB Foundation, plus continue to invest in the development of the MariaDB server.