MariaDB: What is buzzing ?!


  • October 2016
Welcome to the MariaDB newsletter, which features our latest updates, news, events and more. There’s so much going on that we can’t possibly fit it all into one newsletter, so keep an eye on to learn more.


This Edition’s content

Events Blogs
Webinars Training
Product Updates Tips & Tricks





MariaDB Roadshow

12 Oct | Schipol/Amsterdam, Netherlands


This is our 12th European MariaDB Roadshow of the year. Please join us to learn about data management for mission critical applications and how you can leverage open source database technology. This event is hosted by Microsoft.



IDC Enterprise Open Source Roadshow


Powered by IDC, the Enterprise Open Source Roadshow will discuss why open cloud is driving digital transformation. The MariaDB team will lead a session on modern application development, delivery and management. This is a must attend event for IT executives, IT practitioners and developers.

Upcoming dates and locations:

  • 12 Oct | Kista, Sweden
  • 19 Oct | Peschiera Borromeo (M), Italy
  • 25 Oct | Espoo, Finland
  • 27 Oct | Wallisellen, Switzerland
  • 01 Nov | Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • 03 Nov | Schiphol, Netherlands

OSCON Europe 2016

17 Oct to 18 Oct | London, United Kingdom

OSCON is where the open source community gathers to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas and map the future of open computing through collaboration and education. We will be located at booth #309 with our local partner Quru. If you haven’t already registered, click hereand enter MariaDB25 for 25% off your registration.



MySQL London Meetup

17 Oct to 18 Oct | London, United Kingdom


The MariaDB Services team will be attending this meetup to answer questions in a Q&A style format. Gerry Narvaja, Solutions Engineer Senior Manager at MariaDB, will present  on MariaDB 10.2 new beta features.



Big Data London
03 Nov to 04 Nov | London, United Kingdom


This event focuses on effective data-driven strategies. MariaDB CTO Michael “Monty” Widenius will keynote on 3 November. Registration is free.


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Live webinars: 

Introducing MariaDB MaxScale 2.0


Join this webinar to learn how MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 supports agile IT architectures.


MaxScale is a next-generation database proxy that goes well beyond routing, with advanced filtering, enhanced security and authentication. It is a multi-threaded, event-driven engine that has its main functionality provided by plugins loaded at runtime. With MaxScale’s innovative architecture you can update the data layer on scale-out architectures without impacting application performance.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Data streaming. Stream transactional data in real time from MariaDB to big data stores, like Hadoop, through messaging systems, like Kafka, for real-time analytics and machine learning applications.
  • Better security. Prevent security attacks like SQL injection and DDoS.
  • High availability. New automatic failover and asynchronous replication minimize downtime with read mode for MariaDB/MySQL master-slave clusters.
  • Scalability. Query routing improves read and write scalability.


Please register for one of our two sessions:



On-demand webinars:

The most recent webinar recordings are:

  • MariaDB’s Data Streaming to Hadoop via MariaDB MaxScale and Kafka – watch now!
  • MariaDB Enterprise 10.1 Data-at-Rest Encryption using Amazon Web Services KMS – watch now!
  • German: Neue Sicherheitsfunktionen in MariaDB – watch now!

More webinar recordings

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Product Updates


MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 (GA)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0. This is a stable release of our next generation database proxy. MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 introduces several new capabilities for data streaming, better security and high availability.


MariaDB 10.1.18 (GA)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.1.18. This is a stable (GA) release.


MariaDB 10.0.27 (GA)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.0.27. This is a stable (GA) release.


MariaDB 10.2.2 (Beta)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.2.2 Beta. This is the first beta release in the MariaDB 10.2 series.


MariaDB Server and MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.52

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.52. This is a maintenance release.


MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0.3 (Alpha)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0.3. This is an alpha release. It is not recommended to use this release in production environments.

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The MariaDB team has many active bloggers who are eager to share their knowledge and experience. Our recent blogs include the following topics:

More blogs

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Upcoming Live Virtual Training includes:

  • MariaDB for DBAs
    10 October – 13 October, 9:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. European Time Zones
  • MariaDB Performance Tuning
    11 October – 14 October, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. & European Time Zones

More details and registration

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Tips & Tricks


  • Be sure to keep your software updated to ensure that it has the latest bug fixes, and keep in mind that all releases within the same release family are compatible with each other. For example, if you are running MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.21, then that means that you are using the MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0 release family, which means that you can upgrade to the latest MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.X release (currently 10.0.27) for the latest bug fixes. To see what releases and bug fixes are available for each release family, check out the release notes.
  • More information
  • If you use wsrep_gtid_mode in MariaDB 10.1, all nodes in the cluster currently need to have the same values for server_id, wsrep_gtid_domain_id, and log_bin in order for it to work properly.
  • More information
  • If you use mysqldump to take backups, and you think that you might need to use these backups to restore a slave, be sure to use mysqldump’s –master-data option, so that the binary log file and position is included in the dump.
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  • If you ever wanted to try implementing row-level security in the database, check out these two blog posts for some ideas. However, please keep in mind that security is very application-dependent, so you may have to modify the implementation in the blog posts to suit your application’s needs.
  • More information in blog #1 and blog #2

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