Sergei Golubchik

VP Architecture, Monty Program Ab

Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book.


MariaDB - a branch of MySQL with advanced features - is gaining popularity. It is in Linux distributions, more and more companies are using it instead of MySQL. But why should you consider MariaDB? What features does it have that makes it different from MySQL? And are these features worth the move?