Posted recently on the maria-developers mailing list, by Igor Babaev, Principal MariaDB developer at Monty Program is some interesting preliminary results for MariaDB 5.3.0 benchmarked against the DBT-3 benchmarking program.

DBT-3 is a benchmark to test a decision support workload, with a suite of business-oriented queries and concurrent data modifications.

Read Igor’s discoveries, which he ran on a laptop with 4 cores (multi-threaded = 8 cores in total), 8GB RAM and SSD on SuSE, and as Igor says, enjoy his numbers. It is a repeatable benchmark with all settings included. We’d like to see discussion continued on the mailing list!


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 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

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 and

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, and as a package for hosting providers wishing to add Java hosting to their portfolio. Learn more at

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 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, or email SkySQL at sales(at)skysql(dot)com.