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MariaDB unveils Enterprise Server for mission-critical workloads

MariaDB Enterprise Server

The prominent database provider MariaDB has unveiled a new enterprise-grade server to provide high stability and security for mission-critical applications.

Announced at MariaDB OpenWorks conference in New York, the new MariaDB Enterprise Server comes with influential auditing, and faster and reliable backups for large databases. It will provide an end-to-end encryption for all the data in MariaDB clusters, so that production workloads can’t be compromised by anyone.

Enterprises currently use MariaDB Community Server for specific demands. The features available with new MariaDB Enterprise Server are not available with Community Server. To allow customers on older releases to access new features, the company has backported the new server to earlier supported versions.

MariaDB Enterprise Server aims to provide a strengthened database solution to organizations, for production-grade environments. It will assure quality and test performance at scale for the enterprise applications.

“We’re seeing that our enterprise customers have very different needs from the average community user,” said Max Mether, VP of Server Product Management, MariaDB Corporation.

“These customers are working on a completely different scale with a strong focus on stability and security. In order to be able to cater to these requirements, it is clear that we need to focus on a different solution by creating another version of MariaDB Server specifically focused on enterprise production workloads.”

For increased stability, the company will focus on addressing the defects in new server, whenever identified.

Moreover, MariaDB said that it has distributed the new server securely with a clearly established chain of custody. This will ensure that binaries can’t be compromised.

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 is expected to be available with next version of MariaDB Platform in Spring 2019. The company will also release the GA versions of the new server (v10.2 and v10.3) in Spring.

Also read: MariaDB acquires Clustrix to advance its database platform

Additionally, MariaDB has appointed the cloud database leader Mark Porter as an advisor to the board of directors. Mark used to work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) and Oracle. He will leverage his expertise in cloud, distributed systems, and database operations at scale to advance MariaDB’s cloud strategy.

“Mark’s guidance will be a tremendous asset in building a next-generation MariaDB cloud,” said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corporation.

“Mark has a proven record of operating and scaling database services while driving rapid growth. SkySQL is designed from the ground up to offer the best MariaDB service for multi cloud, including private cloud environments. It offers enterprise product capabilities beyond the MariaDB community server, that is used widely in public clouds, to ensure quality of service, security and features otherwise only found in proprietary legacy databases.”

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