Last Friday, the MariaDB Foundation officially announced the general availability of its popular database MariaDB with a newer stable version 10.3.7. This release is considered to be a major and substantial release within 10.3 series of release. MariaDB is fast, scalable and robust with a rich ecosystem of storage engines and plugins for a wide variety of use cases across banks, social sites, ecommerce and many more.
- MyRocks Storage Engine 1.0 now Stable for MariaDB 10.3.7 with high compression ratio.
- Spider Storage Engine 3.3.13 now Stable, supporting partitioning and XA Transactions.
- Added two new algorithm options, INSTANT and NOCOPY for operations of data modification and rebuilding clustered index respectively.
- SSL support for embedded server library when connecting to remote servers.
- Added new status variables namely, feature_json and feature_system_versioning for monitoring JSON functionality usage and system versioning respectively.
- Removed InnoDB version number 5.7 in MariaDB 10.3 and onwards.
- Bugs fixed for ADD COLUMN.
- Improved ALTER TABLE algorithms along with ALGORITHM=INSTANT and ALGORITHM=NOCOPY.
- Various performance fixes and code cleanup, including Clean up InnoDB parameter validation
- Fixed bug that caused the system to hang while shutting down InnoDB.
- Performance improved in FLUSH TABLES…FOR EXPORT causing no hang.
- No more support to Debian 7 Wheezy and Fedora 26 in future releases. Users need to update their OS with either Debian 8 “Jessie” or Fedora 27 and onwards.
With these added features and performance improvements, MariaDB developers are equipped now to churn out their data into better structured information.