Poll: Which MariaDB Server version do you mainly run in production?

Our second poll aims to get to know you better by learning which version of MariaDB Server you primarily use in production. This helps us shift our priorities according to your needs and establish goals that align better with the popularity of the versions.

If you are curious about our previous polls, visit this link here.

Google Summer of Code 2021

Good news, for you and for us: We have been approved for this year’s edition of Google Summer of Code!

What is Google Summer of Code?

Quoting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code:

The Google Summer of Code, often abbreviated to GSoC, is an international annual program in which Google awards stipends to students who successfully complete a free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to university students aged 18 or over. It was first held from May to August 2005. 

Percona Live Online – MariaDB Call for Papers

Introducing the MariaDB Community Room

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.

MariaDB in the General Track vs MariaDB Room

There will be some MariaDB related presentations in the general track, on topics of general interest to all audiences.

Automated MariaDB deployment and administration

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:

This is an ongoing effort, and Vettabase, a technology partner of the MariaDB Foundation, will be helping to maintain these sections in the future. …

Poll: Help steer 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 at FOSDEM 2021

Today FOSDEM has started! Attend the live sessions happening in the MariaDB devroom (10-18 CET) – and chat about the sessions. Visit the MariaDB Stand (9:30-18) with its own chatroom. And take our poll. Note! We have video issues with the live Q&A – hope it will be fixed through FOSDEM later today. Arranging a meeting for 8000 developers is hard, and attending it can be bewildering – also online.

More notes: How To FOSDEM 2021.

Around this time each year, thousands of free and open source developers gather in Brussels for FOSDEM.

ARM improvements in 2020

2020 has seen quite a few developments with the ARM architecture. For MariaDB things are no different. First we have expanded our testing infrastructure to cover more Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat) on ARM and we are now building packages for all of them. The next MariaDB release will include additional binary tarballs for ARM distributions, in addition to the already existing RPM and DEB packages.

All this could not be accomplished without the help of Huawei, who have donated several ARM builders to our effort. We strongly believe that only by testing on as many different platforms as possible, with as many different compilers as possible we can guarantee MariaDB’s performance and stability.

Thanks Tencent!

In the name of the MariaDB Foundation, I would like to thank Tencent for their significant contributions to the MariaDB Server in 2020. The permission to, and encouragement of, Tencent staff to contribute towards MariaDB shows a superior and practical understanding of the value proposition of open source in delivering value to everyone at the same time as reducing software maintenance costs.

About Tencent’s DB Kernel Team

Tencent has a cloud native database kernel R&D team, focusing on database kernel optimisation and architecture evolution. The team is experienced (over ten years of database R&D experience) and serves hundreds of thousands of enterprise users.