Monty speaking in Amsterdam, March 2015

Last week we continued the MariaDB Roadshow in Europe and visited Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. We have now completed 5 out of 10 events from this tour. The interest in this roadshow is overwhelming - in Amsterdam we even needed to put extra chairs into the room! So far attendees of the roadshow series especially liked topics around MariaDB MaxScale, security features in MariaDB as well as the MariaDB roadmap session. Monty was among the speakers in Helsinki and Amsterdam. But of course all the other speakers did a great job as well, including the people from Codership (Galera Cluster 4.0 new features) and IBM (Turbo LAMP stack with Linux on Power and POWER8).

Learning MySQL and MariaDB, Monty Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL and MariaDB, graciously contributed a Foreword. It's about six pages long and an interesting read for those who are familiar with MySQL and MariaDB. Of particular interest to newcomers to MariaDB, is the excerpt in this article on his perspective of MariaDB and his vision for its future, as well as MySQL.

BootsMariaDB Galera Cluster is part of the easily deployed High Availability product MariaDB Enterprise Cluster. This blog raises a question about the behaviour of the bootstrapping method in MariaDB Galera Cluster.

Parallel replication is a much-expected feature of MySQL. It’s available in MariaDB 10.0 and in MySQL 5.7. Yet, both lose efficiency when replicating through intermediate masters. In this post, we’ll explain how parallel replication works and why it does not play well with intermediate masters. We’ll also offer a solution (hint: it involves Binlog Servers).

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A rapidly increasing number of large, high traffic sites are using MariaDB Galera for their database needs. This makes sense since it works so well. Administrators will connect asynchronous slaves to Galera for reporting, back-ups and disaster recovery.

MariaDB Galera is a very dependable system, involving the coupling of MariaDB with Galera. Nevertheless, Galera administrators need to check regularly the consistency of their slaves. An excellent tool for doing this is the pt-table-checksum. Read this blog for more about using it.

Database Backup LogoWhen developing database back-up and restoration plan, there are many things to consider. This article discusses a few of them.

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The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo is coming up quickly and Team MariaDB is ready for another great event. This year our team has seven talks and tutorials:

Members of Team MariaDB have now all made it home from SCALE13X, held in LA. This year we had three talks. Max, talked about Advanced Query Routing and Proxying with MaxScale, and Sharding Your Data With Spider, while Colin Charles talks about MySQL in the Hosted Cloud. The talks will be available online shortly via the SCALE13X Website - we will tweet out links to our talks once they are posted.

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MariaDB ironing out your database challenges I can’t remember how many SCALE’s I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at, but the events keep on getting bigger and better (I think SCALE might have even outgrown the Hilton LAX).

MariaDB Roadshow MapTeam MariaDB is touring across several European regions again with the theme "Scaling at its Best!". Join us for product pitches, new features and enhancements, and what is next for MariaDB, MaxScale and the MariaDB ecosystem.

We will start next week Tuesday in Helsinki where Patrik Sallner (MariaDB CEO), Michael "Monty" Widenius (MySQL inventor and MariaDB Board Member) and Rasmus Johansson (MariaDB VP Engineering) are among the listed speakers. On Thursday we will continue in Stockholm. More dates and locations are listed below.

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