MariaDB Foundation financial report for 2017

The 2017 accounting for the MariaDB Foundation has been completed and the key figures are:

  • Total income: 476,952.38 USD
  • Total expenses: 476,952.38 USD
  • Net income after adjustments: 153,890.65 USD

Staff costs were about 292 000 USD. Travel costs were only about 30 000 USD. The remaining 23 000 USD is administration (accounting, finances, legal) and other expenses. As some of our staff cost is also administration (mostly the CEO) we can estimate that about 90 % (260k out of 292k) goes to software development related activities (including documentation and packaging), so we are quite efficient on how the funds are used. Read more

2017 in the MariaDB Foundation

2017 was an excellent year for MariaDB.

The Foundation was joined by several new sponsoring members; IBM, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Microsoft. This was the first year the Foundation did not run out of funds at the end of the year and we were able to fully compensate our staff. The members have also helped us reach wider ecosystems and helped the Foundation in its mission of supporting continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem.

In 2017, MariaDB Server was more active than ever, with 8 releases of the 10.2 series, including the first stable release in May, 10 releases of the 10.1 series, 5 releases of the 10.0 series and 4 releases of the 5.5 series. Read more

2016 in the MariaDB Foundation

We have been very busy in 2016 and early 2017 so this yearly report is long overdue, but we are glad we can report on so many positive things.

Good growth has been visible all over the MariaDB ecosystem, and the mariadb.org website had almost 1.9 million page views in 2016, a growth of 72% since 2015. We can conclude that 2016 was a successful year for MariaDB.

Active maintenance and active development

In 2016 there were 7 releases of the 5.5 series, 5 releases of the 10.0 series and 10 releases of the 10.1 series. Read more

MariaDB.org page views increased by 77%

It is over a year since the overhauled MariaDB.org was published. We immediately got a lot of positive feedback and now looking at the statistics a year later we are glad to report that the number of visits has grown by 28% and the amount of page views has grown a whopping 77% from 1,1 million to 1,9 million. That is a significant acceleration in growth when one considers that the growth of page views the previous year (from 2014 to 2015) was only 7%. Some of the growth can surely be attributed to a general trend of MariaDB getting more adoption, but in particular the growth of page views (77%) and the decrease of bounces (-37%) and the average session duration increase from 1 minute to 1½ minutes can be attributed to the redesign. Read more

MariaDB Foundation financial report for 2015

The 2015 accounting for the MariaDB Foundation has been completed and the key figures are:

  • Total income: 272 827,95 USD
  • Total expenses: 276 684,73 USD
  • Net income after adjustments: 1 337,34 USD

Staff costs were about 240 000 USD. Travel costs were only about 3 000 USD. The remaining 35 000 USD is administration (accounting, finances, legal) and other expenses. As some of our staff cost is also administration (mostly the CEO) we can estimate that about 83 % (230k out of 276k) goes to software development related activities (including documentation and packaging), so we are quite efficient on how the funds are used. Read more

2015 in the MariaDB Foundation

The mariadb.org website had over one million page views in 2015, a growth of about 9% since 2014. Good growth has been visible all over the MariaDB ecosystem and we can conclude that 2015 was a successful year for MariaDB.

Increased adoption

MariaDB was included for the first time in an official Debian release (version 8.0 “Jessie”) and there has been strong adoption of MariaDB 10.0 in Linux distributions that already shipped 5.5. MariaDB is now available from all major Linux distributions including SUSE, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu.

Adoption of MariaDB in other platforms also increased, and MariaDB is now available as a database option on, among others, Amazon RDS, 1&1Azure and Juju Charm Store (Ubuntu). Read more