New MariaDB Enterprise Server Releases with backported Features and Rocky Linux Support now available

MariaDB is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6.8-4, 10.5.16-11, 10.4.25-16 and 10.3.35-16.
MariaDB Enterprise Server is an enhanced, hardened and secured version of MariaDB Community Server that delivers enterprise reliability, stability and long-term support as well as greater operational efficiency when it comes to managing large database deployments for business and mission critical applications. MariaDB Enterprise Server offers additional features needed for production workloads that are not available in the community edition, such as enterprise audit and enterprise backup, and also backports certain enterprise features to older versions so customers can take advantage of critical fixes and features immediately instead of having to upgrade to the newest version.

New Feature: Support for Rocky Linux 8

With these releases, we are also supporting Rocky Linux 8 for our customers, after CentOS 8 reached EOL, for all release series of MariaDB Enterprise Server (10.3-10.6).

MariaDB Enterprise Server Feature Backports

Being able to backport features from newer release series to older versions is one key advantage of MariaDB Enterprise Server. Quality assurance and internal processes do not always allow customers to upgrade production environments to the newest and greatest release series, although some of the new features would be of value. MariaDB Enterprise Server can help in this case, as we can backport highly requested features to existing versions in cases where we can assure that a backported feature does not decrease the stability of that release series of MariaDB Enterprise Server. Here is a list of all the features that were backported recently.

Backported feature from MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5 to 10.4:

  • Added Enterprise Spider ODBC support.
    • Spider now supports the ODBC wrapper in this release series which was previously supported in MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5 and 10.6.
      Spider/ODBC allows federated access to ODBC resources.

Backported features from MariaDB Community Server 10.7. These new features have been backported after reaching maturity in MariaDB Community Server:

  • For MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6, 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3:
    • mariadb-dump option –as-of reads data as of specific timestamp from system-versioned tables.
  • For MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4:
    • Added JSON_EQUALS() function to check JSON equality.
    • Added JSON_NORMALIZE() function to normalize JSON values.
    • Added password_reuse_check password validation plugin.

See the release notes below for details and visit to download the latest versions of MariaDB Enterprise Server. To experience MariaDB Enterprise Server in the cloud, try MariaDB SkySQL!

Release Notes

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6.8-4

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5.16-11

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4.25-16

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.3.35-16