MARIADB HAS UNLEASHED an update for its MySQL database that adds a handful of enhancements and updates to improve its suitability for powering cloud services and other large-scale deployments.
MariaDB Enterprise brings optimised server executables that are claimed to increase overall database performance by over 15 percent, enhanced high availability and scalability on IBM' s Power8 server platform, and updates to the MaxScale database proxy tool to improve security.
MariaDB chief executive Patrik Sallner said: "Enterprises are facing massive volumes of data they need to process and manage effectively and securely.
"In the SaaS scenario in particular, databases have to be capable of responding to huge spikes in demand while ensuring high availability.
"E-commerce providers, for example, need their database to be equipped with the latest in performance, agility and security."
Support for IBM Power8 systems running Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 was added in the MariaDB Enterprise update released in December.
MariaDB has since expanded its support on Power8 to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as well as Suse Linux.
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