MariaDB announced MariaDB Enterprise Spring 2016. New capabilities defend data against application and network-level attacks, support faster development of high-performance applications, and deliver higher service levels at lower cost.
The new release raises high availability to a new level with connection pooling, automatic failover, and integration of Galera multi-master cluster technology. Customers with mission-critical applications will benefit from over a dozen transaction processing performance improvements that include InnoDB storage engine optimization, memory optimization to boost query response, and numerous enhancements from WebScaleSQL created by the user community.
MariaDB Enterprise: Focus on security
The Spring release provides security at every level in the database. It protects against SQL Injection and Denial of Service attacks, and transparently encrypts data both at rest in the database and in motion to and from applications.
Customers can reduce the risk of data breaches by storing encryption keys in their choice of independent key management systems including ones from Eperi, and can leverage stronger Kerberos authentication, password validation plugins, and role-based access control.
Open source community collaboration
The innovations within MariaDB Enterprise were created in part by collaboration with the MariaDB open source community. The company’s ability to leverage that vast community for continued innovation and rapid threat identification ensures the continued superiority of MariaDB capabilities at a faster release schedule than proprietary database vendors can offer.
MariaDB Security Audit
MariaDB Security Audit service helps companies evaluate the security policies, technologies, and practices used with their MariaDB database to identify procedural and technical gaps that create vulnerabilities and increase legal, financial, and brand reputation risk. The service will also assist existing MariaDB users in leveraging the full extent of the solution’s security capabilities.