What's new in MariaDB 10 and MariaDB tools

11 November 2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Cromwell 1-2
Experience level: 
3 hours tutorial
MariaDB is out for testing, now in Beta. It is loaded with lots of new features to increase performance, availability and scalability. In addition to the standard server, new MariaDB tools improve the ease of use, the integration and the administration of the database. This is a hands-on tutorial. The attendees will receive a USB key with handout material, software, examples and a VM that can be used to explore the functionalities of MariaDB 10. We will use Virtual Desktop VMs for lab and tests. It is highly recommend for attendees to bring: - A Windows/OS X/Linux laptop with VirtualBox 4.2 pre-installed - Min 4GB RAM - 20GB of disk space to host the VMs on a local drive We will cover these topics: - What's new in MariaDB 10: new features, differences with MariaDB 5.5 and MySQL 5.5/5.6 - Install and run MariaDB 10 - Getting familiar with the changes in the optimizer - MariaDB administration - The CONNECT storage engine: what it does, how it works, tests and use cases - The Spider storage engine: installation, setup and test - The Cassandra storage engine: setup, use cases - Hands on multi-source replication - MariaDB Manager: provisioning and integration with external administration tools


EVP Products and Strategy, ScaleDB Inc.
Ivan is EVP of Strategy and Products at ScaleDB Inc. He has worked at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and he has served as CTO at SkySQL/MariaDB for 4 years. Prior to that, Ivan worked at MySQL AB / Sun / Oracle for 6 years. An IT veteran with 30 years of experience, he has been founder and CTO of various companies, journalist and author of technical books and publications.