FOSDEM21 MariaDB devroom talks

The first dedicated MariaDB devroom at FOSDEM is being held on Saturday 6 February. In previous years, the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom has been overwhelmed with submissions. With the event going virtual, there was space for separate MySQL and MariaDB rooms this year, giving us twice as much time to showcase talks of interest to the community. We were very pleased to receive 33 submissions, although this was still far more than we had space to accommodate.

The committee, consisting of Aurélien Lequoy (68koncept), Colin Charles, Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation), Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation), Sveta Smirnova (Percona) and Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation) was given the task of whittling down the number, and decided on the following talks.


Best practices

Use cases




Note that the schedule has since changed. See the FOSDEM site for the live schedule.

10.00 – 10.05 CET (UTC +1)
Ian Gilfillan

10.05 – 10.30 CET (UTC +1)
Max Mether
MariaDB 10.6 and beyond

10.30 – 10.55 CET (UTC +1)
Valerii Kravchuk
Upgrading to a newer major version of MariaDB
What mysql_upgrade really does and what problems remain

10.55 – 11.20 CET (UTC +1)
Michael “Monty” Widenius
Migrating from other databases to MariaDB

11.20 – 11.45 CET (UTC +1)
Pickup Li
Migration from Oracle to MariaDB with no application change

11.45 – 12.10 CET (UTC +1)
Krunal Bauskar
Migrating MariaDB Cluster to ARM

12.10 – 12.35 CET (UTC +1)
Oli Sennhauser
Mariabackup – too rarely used

12.35 – 13.05 CET (UTC +1)
Eric Herman
Databases beyond the tutorials
Database usage for the real world for flexibility and scale

13.05 – 13.30 CET (UTC +1)
Michael “Monty” Widenius
Atomic DDL in MariaDB

13.30 – 13.55 CET (UTC +1)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru
MariaDB Roles
Overview and Migration

13.55 – 14.20 CET (UTC +1)
Oleksandr Byelkin
Set operations UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT in MariaDB
How to use and combine them

14.20 – 14.45 CET (UTC +1)
Sergei Petrunia
JSON Support: news, non-news, and the bigger picture

14.45 – 15.15 CET (UTC +1)
Sveta Smirnova
MySQL Performance for DevOps

15.15 – 15.40 CET (UTC +1)
Federico Razzoli
Creating Vagrant development machines for MariaDB
HowTo and Best Practices

15.40 – 16.05 CET (UTC +1)
Alkin Tezuysal
How to shard MariaDB like a Pro?

16.10 – 16.35 CET (UTC +1)
Peter Zaitsev
MariaDB Observability

16.35 – 17.00 CET (UTC +1)
Robert Bindar
The MariaDB Jupyter Kernel

17.00 – 17.30 CET (UTC +1)
Otto Kekäläinen
MariaDB post-release quality assurance in Debian and Ubuntu
What Linux distros can do about software quality

17.30 – 18.00 CET (UTC +1)
Marko Mäkelä
Buffer pool performance improvements
How the LRU replacement and log checkpoints were made faster in MariaDB 10.5

The definitive schedule is on the FOSDEM site, so check it out for any last minute changes closer to the time. Look forward to seeing you at FOSDEM!