Supermetrics and the many bears: a modern day fable on the search for the perfect database

This video was presented at the MariaDB Server Fest, held online from 14-20 September 2020.

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A modern day story about one of the fastest growing data startups in Europe and our search to discover the perfect database. While we will discuss many databases and our use of them, MariaDB is a central database for the company. We’ll cover the decisions we made, current and future uses of all the databases including MariaDB.


Duleepa ‘Dups” Wijayawardhana is the CTO for Supermetrics, one of the leading data startups in Europe based out of Finland. He’s worked at famed game company BioWare, at MySQL AB/Sun and founded his own startup, Empire Avenue. He’s a software and data geek.

Viktor Djupsjöbacka is the DevOps/SRE lead for Supermetrics battling with 100s of millions of queries, and 100s of terabytes of data. With over a decade under his belt he’s thriving in finding new ways to scale data. Also Man U. Rocks!

Timing at the MariaDB Server Fest

  • Paris: Monday 14.9.2020, 11:10-11:50 CEST
  • New York: Tuesday 15.9.2020, 12.10 – 12.50 / 12.10pm – 12.50pm EDT
  • Beijing / Singapore: Friday 18.9.2020, 14.10 – 14.45 CST / SGT