Chief Evangelist, Percona
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
MariaDB is now three years old and we've made 5 major GA releases of the popular database software. With many Linux distributions taking the path to replace MySQL with MariaDB, it can be said that it is 2013 that MariaDB has arrived (so a little longer than OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice split). With MariaDB, you have many new features that you can utilize to take your database usage to the... [read more]