MARIADB CORPORATION has been giving details of the latest release of the MariaDB database, with a heavy emphasis on fixing DevOps.
The new version, the first since April, is designed to accelerate deployment of open source DBMS applications, and has been enhanced to allow Docker Containers, Chef Recipes and Cookbooks and MaxScale Event Triggers.
MaxScale is the company's database-aware proxy platform, providing load balancing, sharding, firewall protection and other benefits without the need to change existing applications.
"In just five years, the adoption of MariaDB for new applications and the migration to MariaDB from MySQL and other RDBMSs has been tremendous," said Patrik Sallner, CEO of MariaDB.
“We enable our customers to extend their database solutions to address high availability, scalability and performance at considerable total cost of ownership savings.
"Now with the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, our customers and partners can realise even further gains through developer enablement and DevOps productivity.”
MariaDB has begun marketing itself as the M in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) after becoming the default database in Red Hat and SUSE, as well as powering IBM POWER8.
A highly optimised version, TurboLAMP, was released earlier this year in association with Canonical and IBM.
Other new features include hardened and curated server binaries, client-side SSL support in MaxScale, integrated failure detection and failover with MaxScale, and optimised performance binaries for MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 5.5 and 10 on RHEL and CEntOS6/7, which can increase performance by up to 15 percent.
The user interface has also been tweaked to allow management of third-party and notification keys through the customer portal.
MariaDB Summer 2015 with MaxScale is available immediately on a subscription model. The MariaDB community server which powers the service is, and remains, open source and offers a range of tools, connectors and subscription services as well as the customer portal to address mission-critical needs. µ
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