The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.33. This is a Stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series.

Download MariaDB 5.5.33

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?

Includes TokuDB Storage Engine

With this release of MariaDB we are pleased to announce the addition of the TokuDB storage engine from Tokutek. It is only available for the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring” 64-bit
  • Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal” 64-bit
  • Debian 7 “Wheezy” 64-bit
  • Fedora 18 64-bit
  • Fedora 17 64-bit

The TokuDB package is available in the repositories of the above distributions. See How to Enable TokuDB in MariaDB for instructions on installing the package and enabling TokuDB.

The version of TokuDB included with MariaDB is different from the version from Tokutek. See the TokuDB Differences page for details.

Includes MySQL 5.5.33 and XtraDB 5.5.33

This release includes MySQL 5.5.33. See Changes in MySQL 5.5.33 for what changed in MySQL.

Also included is XtraDB from Percona Server 5.5.33-rel31.1

Other Notable Information

  • MariaDB is now built with jemalloc by default on Linux (not on Solaris or Windows).

I was happy to see the announcement yesterday from Tokutek regarding their addition of MariaDB to their list of supported platforms for the TokuDB storage engine.

One particular item in the press release caught my eye: “Our customers are choosing MariaDB more and more frequently for their most demanding database applications.” We’ve added many new features over the past year in our various 5.1 and 5.2 releases, but beyond the new goodies we’ve focused a lot of energy on removing bugs and improving performance. We’ve known for a while that MariaDB is the best version of MySQL out there; it’s nice that others are starting to see the same thing.

Welcome Tokutek and TokuDB to the MariaDB family!