MariaDB Corporation (the artist formerly known as SkySQL) is polishing up its open source database products this month.
A new version of MariaDB Enterprise has arrived, but so what?
Well part of the “so what” factor is that MariaDB was built by an “engineer-led team of luminaries” behind the MySQL project, so we one could argue that this lot knows its transactional database technology onions.
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The rest of the so what is that this is subscription-based product that combines certified, tested and installable binary distributions of MariaDB with advanced tools and support services for ongoing maintenance.
MariaDB Enterprise is claimed to be “the fastest-growing open source relational database that is application compatible with MySQL” today.
The latest version supports IBM’s Power Systems architecture.
There is also a new Notification Service to simplify upgrades and security alerts.
A second version of the product, MariaDB Enterprise Cluster, adds tools that make high-availability clustering for MariaDB easier to deploy, monitor and manage.
CEO of MariaDB Corporation says that web-scale applications are a commonplace element of enterprise IT, but selecting a data infrastructure that meets the web-scale challenge is complex.
“With new platform support, convenient notifications, hardened, certified binaries and easy configuration, MariaDB Enterprise delivers a solution to the web-scale database challenge. It blends the innovation of cutting-edge, open source technology with proven tools and services and decades of real-world implementation experience by our talented team,” he said.