Chief Evangelist, MariaDB
Colin Charles works on MariaDB Server at MariaDB Corporation. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives to call Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia home (but has a travel schedule that says otherwise). He has worked on MySQL & its variants for over a decade. Before MySQL AB, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known on the conference track having spoken at many of them over the course of his career.
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]