We have a passion for building massively scalable open source database products that help people build modern software applications

We are a database company that supports the adoption of MariaDB Server - the world's fastest growing open source database.

We work to ensure companies can use MariaDB in mission-critical environments whilst ensuring optimum availability and performance.

We support an extraordinary community of users, developers and activists who, through the MariaDB Foundation, help drive the popularity of MariaDB around the world.

Team MariaDB

Axel Schwenke

Axel is a commercial user of MySQL since 1999 when he was webadmin and DBA for jobpilot.de. 2005 he changed sides and worked as a developer and support engineer for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and later Oracle. Axel joined MariaDB Services AB in 2012 and is now responsible for benchmarks and performance analysis.

Bryan Alsdorf

Bryan joined MariaDB in May 2009 after over 5 years at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems. He is a core developer of Eventum, an open source issue tracking system. Bryan is responsible for all web related projects at MariaDB with a focus on the MariaDB Knowledge Base.

Camilla Zilliacus

Camilla has worked with MySQL/MariaDB since 2002. Her main responsibilities are external reporting to authorities as well as internal reporting to the Management. Ensuring prompt payments to the
assets of the company, the consultants and employees is also on the top of the list of responsibilities.

Colin Charles

Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - multiple LinuxCon's (N. America, Europe, Japan), O'Reilly Velocity, linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few.

Daniel Bartholomew

Daniel joined MariaDB in June 2009. He has many years of experience in system administration and technical writing and has been using Linux since 1997. Daniel is a regular contributor to the Linux Journal and has been published in several other magazines, including Linux Pro, Ubuntu User, and Tux.

Elena Stepanova

Elena has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since early 2008. She is in charge of QA and testing.

Igor Babaev

Igor has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB code base since 2002. He is a MySQL & MariaDB Architect. He knows the optimizer better than anyone else.


Ivan Zoratti

Ivan joined MySQL in 2005 and led the European Pre-Sales team for the Software Infrastructure Group at Sun Microsystems. As SkySQL's CTO, he is responsible for the vision of the company and the evolution of new database solutions and services including MariaDB Enterprise.

Jani Tolonen

Jani has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 1998. Does both coding and machine maintenence. He is the author of autopush, and 'analyze table'. Responsible for client code.

Kristian Nielsen

Kristian has been working with Open Source since around 1991, authoring and contributing to many different projects. He worked as a MySQL server developer for 2 1/2 years, and for the past two years he has been working on MariaDB as a developer.

Michael "Monty" Widenius

Monty has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 1981. At least 60% of the MySQL code is still his. He is a MySQL Fellow and is the founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and the creator of MariaDB.

Oleksandr "Sanja" Byelkin

Sanja has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 2001. He is a Senior MariaDB developer. Sanja is the author of query cache, the first implementation of subqueries and views in MySQL.

Rasmus Johansson

Rasmus has worked with MariaDB since 2010 and was appointed VP Engineering in 2013. As such, he takes overall responsibility for the architecting and development of MariaDB Server, MariaDB Galera Cluster and MariaDB Enterprise.

Sergei Golubchik

Sergei has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 2000. He is a MySQL & MariaDB Architect and is the creator of MySQL plugins, microseconds, Aria, and more. Sergei is the co-author of the MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development book.

Sergey Petrunya

Sergey has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 2003. He works on the query optimizer. He implemented the Table Elimination
feature in MariaDB 5.1. Prior to working for MariaDB, Sergey worked at Sun Microsystems/MySQL Ab where he implemented features like partition pruning, index_merge access, index condition pushdown, Multi-Range-Read and has made numerous smaller improvements mainly in the area of the query optimizer.

Timour Katchaounov

Timour has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB optimizer since 2004. Some of the projects he implemented are a greedy query optimizer and
subquery materialization. He also worked on re-engineering and other optimizer projects. Before joining MySQL, he received a Ph.D. in database technology from Uppsala University, Sweden. During his studies he contributed code to the federated query optimizer of IBM's DB2.

Vladislav Vaintroub

Vladislav has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 2008. Prior to joining MySQL AB he worked on the database kernel for Software AG's Adabas and Tamino databases, and the SAP Netweaver application server kernel. He is also knows a lot about MySQL/MariaDB connectors - while working for MySQL Ab/Sun/Oracle he spent a year on the Connector team, working on the ADO.NET driver.


Finnish Industry Investment

Finnish Industry Investment is a government-owned investment company. We promote and stimulate Finnish business, employment and economic growth through venture capital and private equity investments. We invest in private equity funds and directly in growth companies. Our current investments amount to €690 million.

California Technology Ventures, LLC

California Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and working with companies.

CTV believe in guiding entrepreneurs through the strategic, operational, and management decisions critical to a company’s success. CTV actively leverage their resources, people, and capital to help their companies achieve category leadership.

Open Ocean

Open Ocean is a venture capital company investing in disruptive technology startups and helping them to success.

Open Ocean was the first major investor in the open source database company MySQL AB, which was sold to Sun Microsystems for 1 B USD in 2008. Open Ocean is backed by MySQL AB co-founder Michael "Monty" Widenius.

The firm’s key strengths are its insight in the global software and Internet industry, its experience expanding and leveraging open source and large user communities, and its knowledge of how to grow a small local European company to a Worldwide operation.

Spintop Ventures

Spintop Ventures is an early stage European venture capital firm investing across the Nordic Region, which is funded by proven tech entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Spintop Ventures is led by a senior investment team with extensive experience in successfully building international, early stage companies in the tech sector.

Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11 billion in over 1,322 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 204 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 336 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America.

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