In two years the MariaDB project has had four major releases with a tonne of major features. Why should you care about it? This is not a talk about the community around MariaDB, but a feature-by-feature blowout as to why you should consider this database which is current to MySQL 5.5.
* How does MariaDB execute queries faster? Materialize subqueries that are non-corelated? Find out about our immense changes in the optimizer, as we have an overview of the many changes available in MariaDB 5.3 and 5.5.
Expect such a session to be packed with useful features that MariaDB has, and you will soon learn why you might consider migrating to the drop-in replacement to MySQL. Yes, did we mention, its fully backward compatible?
Wonder what happens next after MariaDB 5.5? The work coming for improvements in replication are coming in MariaDB next. Watch this space for what will be focused on.
2 October 10:30 - 11:20 @
Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few.