Articles about Mysql

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Evil NSA runs on saintly Linux, Apache, MySQL

The United States National Security Agency's (NSA's) XKEYSCORE spookware, revealed by Edward Snowden as capable of sniffing and analysing just about any data from anywhere, runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. So says Snowden amanuensis Glenn Greenwald, who last week wrote that XKEYSCORE “... is a piece of Linux software that is …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Jul 2015

MySQL maestro Percona makes NoSQL play with Tokutek gobble

MySQL consulting and services outfit Percona has acquired Tokutek, makers of a commercial, transaction-safe distribution of the open source MongoDB NoSQL database. "TokuMX, a fully functional transactional, document (row) level locking NoSQL derivative of MongoDB, will now be serviced, supported and remotely managed by Percona …
Neil McAllister, 14 Apr 2015

Google sticks anti-SQL injection vaccine into MySQL MariaDB fork

Google is dropping encryption into MariaDB, the fork of Oracle’s MySQL, to help shut out SQL injection attacks. Mountain View is credited with developing and testing tablespace encryption in MariaDB Server 10.1 - the community edition of MariaDB. The development has been branded a "major enhancement" for MariaDB security by …
Gavin Clarke, 09 Apr 2015

Oracle paltry patch opens MySQL man-in-the-middle diddle

Adam Goodman of Duo Security has found a vulnerability in the 'vast majority' of Oracle MySQL databases that allows SSL to be stripped, exposing sensitive data to man-in-the-middle attackers. Goodman says Oracle attempted to sling a patch at the problem last year but did so only for some versions and further borked the effort by …
Darren Pauli, 01 May 2015
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Amazon: DROP DATABASE Oracle; INSERT our new fast cheap MySQL clone

Amazon fired a volley at Oracle and other relational database vendors on Wednesday, with the launch of a new, cloud-hosted database service that it says can deliver better performance than on-premises installations at a fraction of the cost. Amazon Web Services senior VP Andy Jassy unveiled the new service, dubbed Amazon …
Neil McAllister, 12 Nov 2014

Oracle will 'kill MySQL' and steal its users? Ha ha, haha, ha. Seriously, we won't – Oracle exec

OpenWorld If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it. Speaking at the annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday, Oracle chief corporate architect Edward Screven said there was never any question of the database giant mothballing MySQL. " …
Neil McAllister, 30 Sep 2014
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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

A co-founder of the widely-used IMAP server Dovecot has outlined his three rules for open source success, in terms Larry Ellison may not enjoy. “The first rule is don't sell your company to Oracle if you want to keep your product alive,” he told World Hosting Day in Singapore yesterday. “The second rule is also don't sell sell …
Simon Sharwood, 03 Sep 2014
Amazon claims 5x read performance for Aurora vs MySQL

Inside Aurora: how disruptive is Amazon’s MySQL clone?

At its recent re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon announced its new database engine Aurora, claiming it to be a commercial grade database engine at open-source cost. “It’s at least as available, durable and fault-tolerant as the enterprise editions of the proprietary commercial database engines and high-end SANs,” said …
Tim Anderson, 26 Nov 2014

Google hefts MySQL service into cloud

Google has pushed its MySQL-based cloud database service into general availability, months after beginning a wholesale shift of internal production servers to MariaDB. The new service encrypts customer data, supports databases up to 500GB in size, and has a 99.95 percent uptime service-level agreement, the company announced on …
Jack Clark, 11 Feb 2014

What's MariaDB? Google stitches MySQL Wire Protocol into its cloud

Google has made it easier for developers to lash on-premises databases to its cloud by implementing the MySQL Wire Protocol in its Cloud SQL service. By adding in wire protocol support for MySQL on Wednesday to Cloud SQL, the company has given programmers a multitude of options for how they manage, interface, shift data in and …
Jack Clark, 30 Oct 2013

Percona channels Robin Hood, pilfers Oracle MySQL 5.6 tech

MySQL fork Percona Server has trundled into its 5.6 version, lifting many of the paid-for features found in Oracle MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition and making them available for free. The new distribution of the drop-in MySQL replacement was announced on Monday. It "is heavily focused on the operational needs of running MySQL at …
Jack Clark, 07 Oct 2013
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MySQL daddy Monty talks up Fusion-io's data-stuffed flash

Fusion-io can cram more data into its ioMemory flash storage without cramping performance – at least that’s what it’s claiming about its NVM Compression technology. We are told NVM Compression is “a flash-aware interface that can double the useable capacity of ioMemory flash while eliminating the performance impact associated …
Chris Mellor, 02 Apr 2014

Forkin' 'L! Facebook, Google and friends create WebScaleSQL from MySQL 5.6

Four internet giants have teamed up to create a branch of the MySQL database that's designed to handle massive web applications. The open-source WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL 5.6 was announced by Facebook on Thursday, and uses version 2 of the GNU General Public License. Engineers from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook have …
Jack Clark, 27 Mar 2014

Foreign keys, JavaScript support on deck for MySQL Cluster update

Following more than 12 months of development and preview releases, Oracle has announced general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.3, bringing a number of important new features and enhancements to the open source clustering add-on for the MySQL database. The really big news, according to a press release issued on Tuesday, is the …
Neil McAllister, 19 Jun 2013
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MariaDB bakes native encryption into 10.1RC - with some Google loving

MariaDB is beefing up security with the latest upgrade of the open source database, MariaDB 10.1, courtesy of encryption technology donated by Google. The upgrade can be downloaded today as a release candidate and general availability is slated for October. By migrating to 10.1, current MariaDB and MySQL users can natively and …
Drew Cullen, 16 Sep 2015
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MySQL gains new batch of vulns

A series of posts on ExploitDB by an author signing as “King Cope” reveal a new set of MySQL vulnerabilities – along with one issue that could just be a configuration issue. The vulnerabilities, which emerged on Saturday, include a denial-of-service demonstration, a Windows remote root attack, two overrun attacks that work on …

Red Hat to ditch MySQL for MariaDB in RHEL 7

In a surprise move, Red Hat has announced that version 7 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will ship with the MariaDB database installed by default, in place of MySQL. The announcement was made at the company's Red Hat Summit, which wrapped up in Boston on Friday. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL that was launched in 2009 by …
Neil McAllister, 15 Jun 2013
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Fedora project may expel MySQL

The developers of Fedora Linux are pondering a slap in the face for Oracle by picking MariaDB as the database for the forthcoming Fedora 19. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL, bills itself as a “drop-in replacement” for the database and is the result of efforts by Michael "Monty" Widenius, the founder of MySQL. Red Hatter Jaroslav …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jan 2013
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Amazon fires up worldwide Read Replicas for hosted MySQL

Developers that use the hulking Amazon Web Services infrastructure cloud can now shift Read Replicas of data into other global data center hubs. The new feature was announced at the web giant's re:Invent show earlier in November and has now been made available. Previously, Read Replicas could only be shifted about within …
Jack Clark, 27 Nov 2013

Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

Updated Google is migrating its MySQL systems over to MariaDB, allowing the search company to get away from the Oracle-backed open source database. The news came out at the Extremely Large Databases (XLDB) conference in Stanford, California on Wednesday, one month after El Reg reported that Google had assigned one of its engineers to …
Jack Clark, 12 Sep 2013
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Oracle hurls MySQL at Microsoft database wobblers

Migration tools come and go in the turf wars between the enterprise vendors. Over the years we’ve had Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange migration tools and tools to swap one company’s database for another. Under the latter category, Oracle is now throwing open source at Microsoft in the form of a migration tool to shift users …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jul 2012

Oracle talks performance, NoSQL, 'internet of things' at MySQL Connect

OpenWorld The MySQL Connect sessions may have been just a small part of the massive Oracle OpenWorld conference that they helped kick off this year, but the message from Oracle's MySQL team is that the open source database is thriving and its community is as strong as ever, despite mounting competition. "A lot of people thought that …
Neil McAllister, 24 Sep 2013

Is Oracle squeezing the MySQL lemon too hard?

Open ... and Shut Despite what many feared, Oracle has not abandoned development of MySQL. Indeed, as announced at Oracle OpenWorld this week, Oracle just released MySQL Release Candidate 5.6 with a host of new features. Unfortunately, only paying customers are ever going to see the best of those features. Well before Oracle acquired Sun (which …
Matt Asay, 02 Oct 2012
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Google sniffs at MySQL fork MariaDB: Yum. Have an engineer

Exclusive Search giant Google has put its support behind an independent fork of MySQL, the famed open-source database that was gulped down by software giant Oracle when it acquired Sun Microsystems. The Chocolate Factory has sent an engineer to the MariaDB Foundation, which looks after the fork's codebase, community and ecosystem, and has …
Gavin Clarke, 08 Aug 2013
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MySQL founders launch MariaDB Foundation at Oracle

MySQL’s co-founders are combining forces against Oracle with an independent organization to further the MariaDB fork started by Monty Widenius. The MariaDB Foundation has been announced by David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Widenius with founding members also including SkySQL chief executive Patrik Sallner, the co-founder of MySQL …
Gavin Clarke, 05 Dec 2012
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Oracle claims 70X speed-up with MySQL Cluster 7.2

Oracle has released its latest GPL update to its MySQL cluster, with huge speed boosts promised, better support for web users added, and new support for NoSQL integration. MySQL Cluster 7.2 will be able to process a billion queries per minute and 110 million updates per minute, Oracle claims, giving users a 70X increase in …
Iain Thomson, 17 Feb 2012

Man the lifeboats! Datos IO develops tech to recover next-gen DBMS

Datos IO is a new database recovery startup which claims it's reinventing recovery for next-generation databases. It's new, being co-founded in June 2014 by CEO Tarun Thakur – who has Data Domain, Veritas and IBM Research on his CV – and Dr Prasenjit Sarkar, previously a master inventor in IBM Research. Of the 23 employees, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Sep 2015
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Oracle grunts, grimaces, pushes out 98-flaw security patch batch

Oracle has patched nearly 100 security flaws in Java, Fusion Middleware, Database, MySQL and other products. For Java SE, the update fixes 14 CVE-listed bugs. All of the flaws are remotely exploitable without authentication to compromise a victim's computer, and three were given risk assessment scores of 10 out of 10. (Psst ... …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Apr 2015
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Speedy MySQL 5.6 takes aim at NoSQL, MariaDB

Oracle has announced general availability of MySQL 5.6, even as many MySQL users prepare to transition to alternatives such as MariaDB because of what they claim is Oracle's overweening handling of the open source database. "The new features and enhancements that MySQL 5.6 delivers further demonstrate Oracle's investment in …
Neil McAllister, 06 Feb 2013
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Password flaw leaves MySQL, MariaDB open to brute force attack

A basic flaw in the password software used by MySQL and MariaDB allows a brute-force attack to bag the password and gain full root access in a few seconds, according to details published by security researchers. MariaDB security coordinator Sergei Golubchik explained the flaw, which involves a casting error when passwords are …
Iain Thomson, 11 Jun 2012
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Twitter open sources MySQL enhancements

Go get the code at GitHub Twitter has open sourced numerous tweaks it has made to MySQL, stating in a blog post that the open source database “is the persistent storage technology behind most Twitter data: the interest graph, timelines, user data and the Tweets themselves.” The post says that “Due to our scale, we push MySQL a …
Simon Sharwood, 09 Apr 2012
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Containers everywhere! Getting started with Docker

How to Docker is the name on the tip of many tongues at the moment. It is a containerisation engine which allows you to package up an application along with all the settings and software required to run it and deploy it to a server with a minimum of fuss. So where did this idea come from? Shipping containers! Shipping containers …
Kat McIvor, 30 Sep 2015
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MySQL founder savages Oracle’s move to 'open core'

One of the key founders of the MySQL project, Ulf Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, has savaged Oracle’s decision to start selling commercially exclusive extensions to MySQL. In an extensive blog post, Monty said that the so-called "open core" model – where open source code is sold alongside proprietary add-ons – was not the original …
Iain Thomson, 21 Sep 2011
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Oracle offers commercial extensions to MySQL

Oracle has released three new commercial extensions for MySQL, provoking fears that the company might be trying to take the project too far from its open source roots. The extensions for MySQL Enterprise cover thread pool scalability, a pluggable API for PAM and Windows authentication, and additions to Oracle VM and Windows …
Iain Thomson, 16 Sep 2011
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MariaDB seeks home-grown CEO for Oracle bout

Exclusive MariaDB is going after Oracle in its own back yard with plans for a fresh CEO drawn locally in order to tap funding from A-lister venture capitalists. Patrik Sallner is stepping down as MariaDB Corp’s chief executive for a new job, with the firm’s management now interviewing replacements, The Reg has learned. There are a …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 2015

Monty on broken MySQL promises: Oracle's going to fork it up

Exclusive Oracle will break the promises it made to European regulators on MySQL nearly three years ago, according to the open-source database's co-creator Monty Widenius. In fact, he says, it has already broken a few. Widenius told The Reg he's scared about the future of MySQL. He said he is concerned that if the database giant further …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Nov 2012
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Oracle tweaks MySQL with milestone update

OpenWorld While the news about NoSQL has garnered much attention, Oracle has quietly published a development milestone release (DMR) for MySQL. The MySQL 5.6.3 DMR includes a major revision of the software’s optimizer, which the company claims will make file-sort optimizations up to three times faster by searching more intelligently and …
Iain Thomson, 05 Oct 2011

Oracle uncloaks 'speedier' MySQL installer for Windows

IT administrators will be able to deploy and update MySQL faster, thanks to the latest installer Oracle has released to customers. MySQL Installer for Windows can simultaneously download and install all MySQL modules, and it includes an updating mechanism for patching. This is the first time the mechanism has used a graphical …
Iain Thomson, 06 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news hacked via... SQL injection vuln was hacked over the weekend via an attack which used a blind SQL injection exploit to pull off the pawnage. Hackers extracted usernames and password hashes from the site, which were subsequently posted to Any easy to guess login credentials could be easily extracted from this data using rainbow tables to …
John Leyden, 28 Mar 2011
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MySQL's growing NoSQL problem

Open ... and Shut Just a few short years ago, MySQL was the undisputed king of the open-source database hill. But with the NoSQL market emerging at an 82 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), it's looking like MySQL may get bulldozed by its NoSQL peers. While this shift toward NoSQL provides an interesting commentary on where the industry …
Matt Asay, 25 May 2012

One Bitcoin or lose your data, hacked Linux sysadmins told

Linux sysadmins are being specifically targeted by hackers demanding one Bitcoin to gain access to their own data. Usually, it's Windows systems that get hit by ransomware, but a new strain targets Linux systems to extort cash. "Judging from the directories in which the Trojan encrypts files, one can draw a conclusion that …
Iain Thomson, 09 Nov 2015
The Register breaking news breach leaves visitors exposed to malware

Hackers recently compromised the website hosting the open-source MySQL database management system and caused it to infect the PCs of visitors who used unpatched browsers and plug-ins, security researchers said. was infected with mwjs159, website malware that often spreads when compromised machines are used to access …
Dan Goodin, 26 Sep 2011

Schooner adds asynch replication to MySQL appliance

Schooner Information Technology, which makes a line of virtual machine appliances that goose the performance of MySQL databases and Memcached web cache programs by using CPU threads, cores and solid state disks in modern x86-based servers, has tweaked its MySQL appliance to give it better disaster recovery. Schooner came out of …

Drizzle: Big-Data-happy MySQL fork debuts

Drizzle – a lightweight fork of Oracle's MySQL database for cloud computing – has been released by open sourcers. Drizzle tarball version 2011.03.13 has been released as general availability (GA) version. It comes nearly three years after the project was announced by Brian Aker, one of MySQL's key architects,. Drizzle aims to …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Mar 2011

Ingres and Xeround target MySQL waverers

MySQL competitors are lining up to try and tempt users out of Larry Ellison's tight embrace. Ingress Database 10, released this week, packs in changes the company said will make it "even easier" to migrate from SQL Server and Oracle's main database. Ingress is also floating Database 10 for users of Sybase - bought by enterprise …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Oct 2010

Don't look at Maria's SQL, look at MY SQL, pleads Oracle

Oracle says it has doubled the performance of its open source MySQL database when running over large datasets across more than 40 cores, as it strives to preserve its lead in a market thronging with credible contenders. Oracle gave details of a "Development Milestone" release of version 5.7 of its MySQL database on Monday, …
Jack Clark, 02 Apr 2014

Canonical rolls out Ubuntu container management for suits

Canonical has kicked out its container management architecture for the suits with Ubuntu 15.10. The Linux spinner is today expected to drop its latest disro with the server including final code for its Linux Container Hypervisor (LXD). LXD is Canonical’s container management environment which it claims is similar to a …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Oct 2015
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Apple vanishes MySQL from Mac OS X Lion Server

Apple has removed MySQL from the latest version of Mac OS X server, replacing it with PostgreSQL. The previous version of the OS – Snow Leopard Server – offered access to MySQL from both the GUI and the command line, but the open source database has disappeared entirely from Mac OS X Lion Server, released last week. Postgres is …
Cade Metz, 02 Aug 2011

Interested in building 'community' Mr Corporation? Please swipe here

Feature Money isn’t new to open source. Capitalist pigs have always been quite at home amidst the unwashed developer masses, spinning up companies to capitalise on the success of JBoss, MySQL, and more. What’s different today is the lengths to which corporate interests go to feign “community". In the early days of open source, for …
Matt Asay, 31 Jul 2015
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Microsoft offers Oracle-phobes MySQL migration tool

In the past, Microsoft has worked hard to improve the Window performance of open-source database MySQL, hoping to stop the deployment drain from Windows to Linux. But now, Microsoft has released early software to help bring MySQL users into the closed-source company's database fold. The offer means Microsoft is joining other …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Jan 2010