MariaDB Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 19, 2024

MariaDB is a database management system, just like MySQL. More precisely, it is a community-developed Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

MariaDB is used for different purposes, such as e-commerce, logging applications, enterprise-level features, and data warehousing. It is even used for banking applications.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

MariaDB 11.2
2 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 November 2023)
Ends in 9 months and 1 week
(21 November 2024)
MariaDB 11.1
5 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 August 2023)
Ends in 6 months and 1 week
(21 August 2024)
MariaDB 11.0
8 months and 6 days ago
(6 June 2023)
Ends in 3 months and 3 weeks
(6 June 2024)
MariaDB 10.11 (LTS)
11 months and 3 weeks ago
(16 February 2023)
Ends in 4 years and 3 days
(16 February 2028)
MariaDB 10.10
1 year and 3 months ago
(7 November 2022)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(17 November 2023)
MariaDB 10.9
1 year and 5 months ago
(15 August 2022)
Ended 5 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 August 2023)
MariaDB 10.8
1 year and 8 months ago
(20 May 2022)
Ended 8 months and 3 weeks ago
(20 May 2023)
MariaDB 10.7
2 years and 4 days ago
(8 February 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 days ago
(9 February 2023)
MariaDB 10.6 (LTS)
2 years and 7 months ago
(5 July 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 4 months
(6 July 2026)
MariaDB 10.5
3 years and 7 months ago
(23 June 2020)
Ends in 1 year and 4 months
(24 June 2025)
MariaDB 10.4
4 years and 7 months ago
(17 June 2019)
Ends in 4 months and 5 days
(18 June 2024)
MariaDB 10.3
5 years and 8 months ago
(23 May 2018)
Ended 8 months and 2 weeks ago
(25 May 2023)
MariaDB 10.2
6 years and 8 months ago
(15 May 2017)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(23 May 2022)
MariaDB 10.1
7 years and 4 months ago
(29 September 2016)
Ended 3 years and 3 months ago
(17 October 2020)
MariaDB 10.0
9 years and 8 months ago
(12 June 2014)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(31 March 2019)
MariaDB 5.5 (LTS)
11 years and 2 weeks ago
(29 January 2013)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(11 April 2020)

A newer MariaDB version is announced every quarter, which amounts to 4 releases per year. These updates include new features. They then receive active support from the community for 1 year since General Availability (GA).

However, the Long Term Servicing (LTS) releases are maintained for 5 years since their launch date.

After the release of MariaDB version 10.6 in 2021, some non-LTS releases also received 5-year active support but were never officially labeled as LTS. This practice is continuing today.

Note that the EOL  dates for MariaDB constitute the public policy of the MariaDB Foundation and are not legally binding.