I am back from 2014 Amsterdam Drupalcon where MariaDB Corporation was present as sponsor. It was my first time there and I must say I was really impressed by the amount of people attending the conference (around 2300 people) and the interest that the people showed for MariaDB.
We know that there are millions of MariaDB users out there, and we love to hear stories of how MariaDB is working for them. So to encourage more people to share their story we will be running (what I think to be) a pretty cool contest this month. The only part of this contest that I don't like is that I am not allowed to enter. Well, I guess that I can enter I just am not able to win. And we wanted to keep it simple: You share your MariaDB story via our simple entry form, and get entered to win a Moto360 Smart Watch.
For several years, I have hosted a medium sized Invision Power Board (IPB) site. The site has roughly 9,000+ users and 1,000,000+ posts. I work with MariaDB on a daily basis, and often find myself recommending it to customers. It's only appropriate I put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. This blog post has no benchmarks. It is just a very simple to follow set of steps I took to migrate my site from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10 on CentOS 6.5 with very little downtime for the end users.