Business As Unusual

MariaDB Foundation faces an unusual world, just like anyone else in these Corona times. Or perhaps, not quite. Here are some ideas for how to cope with a world inhibiting travel and social contact as we know it, from someone who has worked from home for 20 years, with colleagues also working from home.

First, stay upbeat. Humans are social animals, and we live off interactions with others. But Corona just dictates what type of social interactions we can have. It doesn’t inhibit social contact.

Second, stay connected.

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Looking for a C/C++ developer

The MariaDB Foundation is looking for a mid to senior-level C/C++ developer to work on MariaDB Server.

Our small team works remotely to build and support MariaDB, and requires strong skills in written English for daily communication.

A fulltime position is preferred.

We are looking in particular for people with an understanding of how open source works, how collaboration is fostered, how licenses and copyright work, and how tools such as git and test suites are best used. The person(s) should be a C/C++ developer by background, and ideally have a proven track record of producing code patches that have been accepted in major open source projects.

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MariaDB 10.5.1 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.1, the first beta release in the MariaDB 10.5 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.5.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.5?

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Contributors to MariaDB 10.5.1

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander E. Patrakov
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alice Sherepa (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Aurélien LEQUOY
Axel Schwenke (MariaDB Corporation)
Christian Hesse
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (IBM)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Faustin Lammler (MariaDB Foundation)
Gagan Goel
Hashir Sarwar
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Markus Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Martin Liska (SUSE)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Olivier Bertrand
Otto Kekäläinen
Rafli Akmal (Artix Linux)
Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB Corporation)
Robert Bindar (MariaDB Foundation)
Sachin Setiya (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergey Vojtovich (MariaDB Foundation)
Seth Shelnutt (TileDB)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Teemu Ollakka (Codership)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Tony Reix (Atos)
Varun Gupta (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin
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FOSDEM 2020: Some memories and todos

FOSDEM gives energy. FOSDEM gives ideas. FOSDEM opens up opportunities, FOSDEM allows you to connect with old friends and colleagues. Hence, no big surprise that MariaDB Foundation attended FOSDEM, in order to promote Open Source and to get ourselves closer to the community.

FOSDEM logo

Starting from a pre-FOSDEM dinner with Member of the European Parliament Nils Torvalds, over Open Source Diva Danese Cooper’s keynote about “Open Source is Art”, to the MySQL, MariaDB and Friends Devroom and Sunday’s MariaDB Day, concluding with OpenForum Europe’s meeting on Monday, my previous weekend was packed with encounters, discussions, and ideas around Open Source.

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2020 MariaDB Day presentations

Our first MariaDB Day in Brussels is seeing some interesting presentations. Slides and videos are posted below.

This post will be updated as more slides and presentations become available.

You can also view the live video stream.

  • MariaDB Observability – Peter Zaitsev (slides) (video)
  • Why do I need columnar storage – Andrew Hutchings (slides) (video)
  • MariaDB 10.5 new Galera features – a sneak peek – Seppo Jaakola (slides) (video)
  • 5 Application-time periods in MariaDB – new syntax and table constraints: from PORTIONs to FOREIGN KEYs – Nikita Malyavin (slides) (video)
  • InnoDB Status &

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MariaDB Day Brussels 02.02.2020 – Introducing speakers – Sveta Smirnova on How to Avoid Pitfalls in Schema Upgrade with Galera

Galera Cluster for MySQL is a 100% synchronized cluster in regards to data modification operations (DML). It is ensured by the optimistic locking model and ability to rollback a transaction, which cannot be applied on all nodes. However, schema changes (DDL operations) are not transactional in MySQL, which adds complexity when you need to perform an upgrade or change schema of the database.
Changes made by DDL may affect results of the queries. Therefore all modifications must replicate on all nodes prior next data access. For operations which run momentarily it can be easily achieved, but schema changes may take hours to apply.

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MariaDB Day Brussels 02.02.2020 – Introducing speakers – Seppo Jaakola on MariaDB 10.5 new Galera features

Galera R&D team is currently finalizing new features targeted for the next MariaDB 10.5 release. This presentation is a high level overview of the most prominent Galera clustering features under work, such as:

* Non Blocking DDL – for less turbulence of schema upgrades in a cluster
* Cluster Error Voting – for immediate recovery of node failures
* XA transaction Support – for executing XA transactions in a multi-master cluster
* GTID consistency – for consistent GTIDs in hybrid cluster / replication topologies
* Black Box – cluster hardening through more detailed diagnostics

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MariaDB Day Brussels 02.02.2020 – Introducing speakers – Nikita Malyavin on 5 Application-time periods in MariaDB – new syntax and table constraints: from PORTIONs to FOREIGN KEYs

We continue presenting our MariaDB Day Speakers. Please remember to register for the event at the Meetup page.

Application-time periods is another feature of SQL-2011. It’s main purpose is to introduce a per-table PERIOD entity, which generally is a pair of temporal fields: [period start, period end), and to set up a new set of syntax and constraints.

Note: the standard forbids these fields to be of type TIME, and to have more than one period per table.

The eminent part of application-time periods is a UNIQUE semantic extension — it adds a possibility to specify a period there, with adding WITHOUT OVERLAPS after it.

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