Ewdison Then, co-founder & CEO of R3 Media, recently posted a tweet stating that they're now powered by MariaDB. "I guess I'm prepared for tomorrow - catch our Live coverage of Apple event @slashgear http://live.slashgear.com - powered by @mariadb this time"
On 19 October 2012, the move began. "Moved to #mariaDB today, everything seems to be working well. #XtraDB performance is great so far. @vincent @chris - Good bye MyISAM & MySQL"
On 27 October 2012, long after Apple launched a new product (new iPads, a iPad Mini, a 13" MacBook Pro Retina, new iMacs and more), Then tweeted: "@nginxorg & @mariadb have helped me saved $12000/year in infrastructure cost. I love it! Do more with less!"
Naturally, we're very thrilled to have a large news website be powered by MariaDB.