Quick peek: MariaDB Galera Cluster Security talk

Seppo Jaakola is going to present the topic “MariaDB Galera Cluster Security” at the Security MariaDB Server Fest (Wed 6 April 2022).

I’m currently watching his talk. Let me share with you some details. Seppo is not talking about native MariaDB security features that are by default supported by Galera, but due to the distributed cluster topology additional security related measures are needed. He talks about cluster topology, cluster communication security, Galera enhancement Data at REST encryption and the new 10.9 feature Node screening by IP Allowlist.

Do you have questions to ask Seppo?

Delaying Server Fest until Wed 6 April 2022

Things happen, schedules change. I don’t want to bother you with details, so you’ll have to take my word for it: Events related to Russia invading Ukraine have caused us to delay our Security themed MariaDB Server Fest with a week, from Wed 30 March to Wed 6 April 2022.

This is probably the mildest of the consequences of the ongoing war. Nonetheless, we apologise for the inconvenience.

Security: MariaDB Server MiniFest 30 March 2022 – CfP

Mark your calendars! On Wed 30 March 2022 Wed 6 April 2022, we will have the first MariaDB Server MiniFest of the year. The theme of the day is security, in all its shapes and forms – as long as it is relevant to the MariaDB Server user base.

Call for Papers

Submit your paper by 1 March 2022, if your work on security is of interest to the MariaDB ecosystem. We have ongoing discussions with a number of great presenters already, but submissions are welcome.

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom talks

FOSDEM, one of the premier free and open source events on the calendar, is taking place this weekend, Saturday 5 February to Sunday 6 February. The MariaDB devroom will be taking place on the Saturday.

Thanks to the committee, consisting of

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

for their valuable feedback.

The schedule is:

Take a look at the schedule on the FOSDEM site for any last-minute changes, as well as links to the videos and chatrooms.

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee

We are pleased to announce the FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee.

In February 2022, MariaDB will be hosting its second dedicated devroom at FOSDEM, and the committee have the job of narrowing down the submissions to choose the most interesting final selection for the FOSDEM and MariaDB communities.

Last year the number of submissions far exceeded the available slots, as it had in earlier years when MariaDB participated as part of the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom, and we hope not to let the committee off easy this year.

The committee

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

Welcome to everyone, and we’re looking to seeing what you decide on!

CfP for the MariaDB devroom FOSDEM 2022 now open

MariaDB is happy to again be hosting a devroom at FOSDEM 2022. This year’s event will be the second virtual FOSDEM, and the MariaDB devroom will take place on Saturday 5 February 2022. The deadline for submissions is very soon, 21 December 2021.

FOSDEM is one of the highlights of the calendar, aimed at free and open-source developers, and is free to attend, with no registration necessary.

Engineering and DBA-related topics such as:

  • best practices
  • migrating to MariaDB
  • MariaDB features
  • optimising on particular hardware

are particularly welcome, but the committee (being announced soon) will consider any submissions of interest to the broader MariaDB community.

Server MiniFest Wed 10 Dec 2021: From the Frontlines

Join our next Server MiniFest, to get the latest news from the MariaDB Server frontlines – in a fresh format inspired by Not the Nine O’Clock News.

Not the Nine O’Clock News?

We may not be as funny as the famous BBC2 sketch comedy aired 1979-82. Let me correct myself: We don’t even aspire to be funny. But we do want to be interesting to follow, and make it easy for you to keep watching – not switching off the MariaDB channel for something else.

And we do that by replicating the fast tempo of the comedy role model.

FOSDEM filming party

Dear FOSDEM fans! No f2f or even hybrid FOSDEM 2022 – we hear that with a combination of resigned sadness and understanding for those responsible of having 8000 people gather in one space. We would probably have come to the same conclusion, in their shoes.

At the same time, we keep hearing how so many good presenters suffer from online fatigue, and the lack of physical meetings. So we have a test balloon, that we’d like to launch – particularly into the MariaDB and database communities at FOSDEM.

What if MariaDB Foundation organised an informal f2f event two weeks prior to FOSDEM? …