MariaDB at Percona Live Online

Good news is that the MariaDB Foundation and members of the MariaDB community are participating in Percona Live Online on the 12th – 13th of May, and we are excited to interact with you there. This year there’s a dedicated MariaDB Community track, as well as sessions spread throughout the conference. There’s a diverse range of topics, and a few tutorials to go a little deeper. Here’s a selection of MariaDB-related sessions you can expect at Percona Live Online:

— First Day —

12th May, 06:30 – 07:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Daniel Black – MariaDB Foundation
Logical mariadb-dump –system migration

12th May, 11:00 – 12:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Valerii Kravchuk – MariaDB Corporation
Monitoring and Tracing MySQL or MariaDB Server With Bpftrace

12th May, 13:00 – 13:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
What’s new in 10.6

12th May, 13:30 – 14:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Kaj Arnö – MariaDB Foundation
Collaboration in Open Source: A Q&A on GitHub, Jira, Zulip and Knowledge Base

12th May, 14:30 – 15:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
JSON additions in MariaDB – featuring JSON_TABLE

12th May, 15:00 – 15:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Anna Widenius – MariaDB Foundation
Virtual work and leadership in the time of pandemics

12th May, 15:30 – 16:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
MariaDB ColumnStore – A columnar storage engine, first class citizen in MariaDB

12th May, 16:00 – 17:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Federico Razzoli – Vettabase
Automating MariaDB deployments with Ansible

12th May, 17:00 – 18:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Valerii Kravchuk – MariaDB Corporation
Flame Graphs for MySQL DBAs

— Second Day —

13th May, 07:30 – 08:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Krunal Bauskar – Huawei
Open Source Databases and ARM

13th May, 08:30 – 09:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Pedro Albuquerque – TransferWise
MariaDB High Availability in a Cocktail Mix with Envoy and Orchestrator

13th May, 09:00 – 09:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Robert Bindar – MariaDB Foundation
MariaDB Notebooks in JupyterHub

13th May, 11:30 – 12:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Ian Gilfillan – MariaDB Foundation
When and why to use MariaDB: Key Features in 10.0 to 10.5

13th May, 12:00 – 12:15 EDT (UTC -4)
Kaj Arnö – MariaDB Foundation
Collaboration in Open Source: A Jungle that needs Structure

FOSDEM 2021: Remote energy

You can take FOSDEM out of Brussels, but you cannot take the Brussels out of FOSDEM. Meeting virtually is different, but FOSDEM once again succeeded in invigorating spirits and building bonds between developers.

Picture on top: myself “at FOSDEM” 2021. Missing the crowds, but still getting interaction!

Presentations now live on YouTube

The MariaDB presenters, the MariaDB Devroom organising committee and the team at MariaDB Foundation put considerable effort into all MariaDB talks at FOSDEM. The 24 MariaDB related talks are now all available on-line as a YouTube playlist on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaJ5BwLUdDZ-JQME9xbO2UD3uvBXnizM1

FOSDEM playlist

Still friends with MySQL

MariaDB Foundation got its first-ever devroom just for MariaDB Server.

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.

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.

FOSDEM21 MariaDB devroom committee

We are pleased to announce the FOSDEM21 MariaDB devroom committee.

In February 2021, MariaDB will for the first time be hosting a dedicated devroom at FOSDEM, and the committee are tasked with narrowing down the submitted presentations to choose the most interesting final selection for the FOSDEM and MariaDB communities.

In past years, as part of the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom, the number of submissions far exceeded the available slots, and we look forward to burdening the committee with a similar problem this year.

The committee

Aurélien Lequoy (68koncept)
Colin Charles
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)

Welcome to everyone, and we can’t wait to see what you decide on!

FOSDEM 2021 CfP now open

Earlier this week we were happy to announce that MariaDB will have its own devroom at FOSDEM21, taking place on 6 February 2021, and now the CfP is open.

FOSDEM is free to attend, and no registration is necessary. It’s aimed at free and open-source developers, so engineering and DBA-related topics such as:

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

are all welcome. Submissions that miss the mark, such as marketing talks, are not welcome.

We are expecting far more submissions than we can accommodate, so we are looking for 20 minute talks (with an extra 5m for questions) to accommodate as many high-quality speakers as possible.

Register for the MariaDB Server Fest

The MariaDB Server Fest is approaching fast and registration is now open. We’ve been busy fine tuning things according to the input we got during the Call for Attendance, as well as selecting the final talks.

We have an excellent series of sessions lined up. Whether you’re interested in best practices, migration, new features, use cases, or the latest on hardware innovations and MariaDB, there’ll be something for you when it kicks off on 14 September.

MariaDB Server Fest 14-20 Sep 2020

Join our Online Conference in September! In three different time zones, we will meet users of MariaDB Server for two packed days of presentations, interactions and insights.

The Call for Papers is open. And we have a favour to ask everyone considering attending: Please fill in our Call for Attendance survey! We need your help to ensure that we do logistics right when it comes to timing and formats, that we cover all topics that interest you, and that we prepare interactivity and tools in the best possible way.