Colin Charles

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 projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.

Submitted Sessions

In the third edition (2012) of High Performance MySQL, MHA usage is described as: "anyone other than Yoshinori who is using it in production, and we haven't used it ourselves." Little known to the authors, we've spent quite a lot of time working on MHA and figuring out its kinks. It has also been deployed in many a production environment.

* how to get it running including... [read more]

The Cassandra Storage Engine allows access to data in a Cassandra cluster from MariaDB. Learn:
* How to make use of it
* When to use it, and if CQL makes sense
* Data & command mapping
* Use cases
* Future plans

And more. This will benefit MySQL users as well, since this is just a storage engine using the storage engine interface.

What is MariaDB 10.0? Why did we jump version numbers? What new features are we including?

Also, a walk down memory lane covering features in MariaDB 5.5, 5.3, 5.2 & 5.1.

Expect new features about the new InnoDB, better error messages, performance schema, SHOW EXPLAIN, replication improvements including multi-source replication, and more.

Find out what we're doing... [read more]

A BoF for people that use/like/want to learn more about MariaDB

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