So, whar about MariaDB then? Well, MariaDB is a standard component in the Linux distributions that support IBM POWER 8, but we here at MariaDB didn't stop there. We have made numerous fixes to MariaDB to make it perfom at it's best and to increase stability even more. To get at those nice additions and enhancements though, you have to run with the latest MariaDB versions and use the binary builds we provide, and here I'll show you how to do that.
To begin with, you have to register with MariaDB.com, which is free if you want to try MariaDB Enterprise. So surf to MariaDB.com and you should get something like this:
dpkg -i mariadb-enterprise-repository.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mariadb-serverFollowing all this. MariaDB is now up and running, but I see you asking yourself, what about POWER 8? How do I install MariaDB on that? And fact is, that is exactly what we have dne here. Or Intel x86 for that matter, the procedure is exactky the same, the differences are handles behind the scenes.
Happy power hacking, I will get back soon with a writeup on MaxScale on POWER 8