Mark your calendar on Wednesday 24 March 2021! Topic: the MariaDB Server MiniFest on High Availability. We have a number of high-profile presenters already lined up, to present the various HA solutions in MariaDB. Our goal: to help you pick the best one.
The HA MiniFest follows the format of our Dec 2020 MariaDB Server MiniFest on the Release Policy. We start at 14:00 Paris time (CET). At 17:00 CET (11am New York time, 23:00 Beijing/Singapore time), we will have a live panel.
Good news: At Percona Live Wed-Thu 12-13 May 2021, there will be a separate track for MariaDB. It’s called the MariaDB Community Room. Matt Yonkovit and Bronwyn Campbell of Percona tell us they have some changes in store for this year’s online-only edition, one of them being a more clear distinction of tracks. This is good news for the users of MariaDB Server.
There will be some MariaDB related presentations in the general track, on topics of general interest to all audiences.
Federico Razzoli, Vettabase director and consultant, and well-known member of the MariaDB community, has contributed a new section to the MariaDB documentation, on Automated MariaDB Deployment and Administration.
Topics covered include:
- Why to Automate MariaDB Deployments and Management
- A Comparison Between Automation Systems – A summary of the differences between automation systems, to help evaluating them
- General information and hints on automating MariaDB deployments in various environments, specifically:
- Ansible and MariaDB
- Puppet and MariaDB
- Vagrant and MariaDB
- Docker and MariaDB
- Kubernetes and MariaDB
- HashiCorp Vault and MariaDB
- Orchestrator Overview
This is an ongoing effort, and Vettabase, a technology partner of the MariaDB Foundation, will be helping to maintain these sections in the future. Read more
See the release notes and changelogs for details.
FOSDEM 2021 was amazing. MariaDB had a developer room and Foundation members contributed talks to a number of other developer rooms. We were listening for ways in which MariaDB server could be improved during all these talks, regardless of which room our MariaDB Foundation staff were in.
MariaDB server developers present provided information related to recently fixed/improved items and things that are planned to be fixed.
Our interactions with the community of users present, many of which we know, gave us an opportunity to have a dialog about some of the parts of MariaDB that they would like improved.
You can take FOSDEM out of Brussels, but you cannot take the Brussels out of FOSDEM. Meeting virtually is different, but FOSDEM once again succeeded in invigorating spirits and building bonds between developers.
Picture on top: myself “at FOSDEM” 2021. Missing the crowds, but still getting interaction!
The MariaDB presenters, the MariaDB Devroom organising committee and the team at MariaDB Foundation put considerable effort into all MariaDB talks at FOSDEM. The 24 MariaDB related talks are now all available on-line as a YouTube playlist on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaJ5BwLUdDZ-JQME9xbO2UD3uvBXnizM1
MariaDB Foundation got its first-ever devroom just for MariaDB Server.
Our first poll is your chance to influence how MariaDB Foundation thinks about where we should focus our limited resources. What is most important for you: that we increase our efforts in fixing bugs? That we take the existing features, and make them faster? That we take the existing features, and make them easier to use? Or that we develop new functionality?
Rate each of the four items with up to five stars!
- MariaDB devroom: Attend sessions on https://live.fosdem.org/watch/dmariadb
- MariaDB Q&A and Hallway: Text chat during session, and approach the speakers post-session onto the podium on https://chat.fosdem.org/#/room/#mariadb:fosdem.org
- MariaDB Stand: Learn more about MariaDB Server and watch 1-2 min long videos made for FOSDEM on https://stands.fosdem.org/stands/mariadb_foundation/
- Our overall FOSDEM 2021 post: https://mariadb.org/mariadb-at-fosdem-2021/
FOSDEM is hard to arrange and attend. Finding your way amongst 8000 people and oodles of buildings and rooms in Brussels is not easy.