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There are more sites out there that have their backends running MariaDB. In fact, as we work to get it recommended alongside its upstream provider, it seemed time to have “Powered by MariaDB” logos. Check out the badges that Daniel created. Feel free to copy the images or hotlink them from the server.

As an aside, would any readers be interested in purchasing t-shirts or other MariaDB merchandise? What merchandise should we make, besides just stickers?

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MariaDB 5.1.50 Released

Dear MariaDB users,

MariaDB 5.1.50, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes, and many community patches, has been released. MariaDB: Community developed, feature enhanced, backward compatible.

For an overview of what’s new in MariaDB 5.1.50, please see the release notes.

Highlights include MariaDB 5.1.50 based on MySQL 5.1.50, includes XtraDB 5.1.49-12, and have some bug fixes in the Aria storage engine. For finer grained details, please view the changelog.

MariaDB is available in source and binary form for a variety of platforms and is available from the download pages. Read more

Monty to speak at Open Source Bridge 2010

Open Source Bridge dubs itself as the conference for open source citizens. It happens June 1-4 2010, in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The young event (it celebrates its second birthday this year), seems to already have a great database track.

From Monty Program Ab, we have Monty himself leading a session on The State of MariaDB. So if you want to go meet the creator of MySQL, the founder of MariaDB, or just taste some Salmiakki vodka, you certainly want to be there at Open Source Bridge. Read more

O’Reilly speaks to Kurt von Finck

At the recent O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010, the nice folk at O’Reilly Media got to speak to Kurt von Finck, Chief Community and Communications Officer for Monty Program Ab, about how we handle releases, why we are a superset of MySQL and more. Watch the 7 minute video, and do give us some feedback here in the comments.

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Monty’s Google Tech Talk

Recently (on April 19, 2010), Monty gave a Google Tech Talk, titled: MariaDB: The Backward Compatible Branch of the MySQL Database Server. The talk is under 47-minutes long, and the video is embedded below. Its a good introduction to what MariaDB has been up to for the last year+, aims, goals, and the future.

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Welcome to our group blog

At Monty Program Ab, communication is important to us. Being 2010, it seemed sensible that the best way for us to communicate with the masses, is to create a company/group blog. So welcome to the blog!

Our aims are simple: we hope to write 2-3 entries every week, some of it technical, some of it fun, and some of it announcing our new and cool offerings. Everyone in the company will blog here, so expect to hear interesting things from the web team, the sysadmin team, and more. Of course, we’ll try our level best to keep it MariaDB specific, to hook onto your interest. Read more