MariaDB: The 2012 edition

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MariaDB had its first GA release in February 2010 (MariaDB 5.1, based on MySQL 5.1). Since then, we've released MariaDB 5.2 (based on MySQL 5.1), MariaDB 5.3 (based on MySQL 5.1) and MariaDB 5.5 (based on MySQL 5.5 with all features up to MariaDB 5.3). Two years and 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.

  • 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.
  • We include many storage engines, but why should you care about XtraDB, Aria, FederatedX and the SphinxSE storage engine?
  • Are you interested in doing full-text search (FTS) with groonga? How does it compare to SphinxSE?
  • Oracle's MySQL has a commercia thread pool and authentication plugins. Why are we opensourcing such features inside of MariaDB?
  • Still using MyISAM? Have you heard of the segmented MyISAM keycaches?
  • How does progress reporting help you, the DBA?
  • Running many parallel queries? Learn how group commit will speed up your database.

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?

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11 April 14:00 - 14:50
Ballroom A

Schedule Info

11 April 14:00 - 14:50 @
Ballroom A


Chief Evangelist, MariaDB, Monty Program Ab

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 projects. He's spoken at many conferences -, The MySQL Conference & Expo,, to name a few.


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