ServiceNow, Alibaba Cloud, DBS Bank, Facebook, Financial Network, Inc., InfoArmor, Intel, Tencent to speak to database innovations and infrastructure modernization with MariaDB
NEW YORK – MariaDB M|18 User Conference – Feb. 26, 2018 – MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today is kicking off its second annual user conference, M|18, at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The conference gathers industry leaders to discuss their accomplishments, highlight collaborative innovation, attend technical hands-on workshops and learn directly from the team building MariaDB. Proprietary technologies and licensing practices are increasingly straining IT budgets and also hold teams back in their modernization efforts. M|18 celebrates the individuals and companies that are change agents, break down barriers, collaborate on new database innovations and bet big on MariaDB. Presentations from ServiceNow, DBS Bank, Alibaba Cloud, Facebook, Intel, Tencent, Nokia, BlaBlaCar, Financial Network, Inc. (FNI) and more showcase how companies are overcoming database challenges with MariaDB.
“Affecting change within an organization is never easy. M|18 demonstrates that it can be done and that open source is winning on both total cost of ownership and innovation,” said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corporation. “We are proud of the cutting-edge ideas the global MariaDB community is contributing to the database industry, and excited to see M|18 serve as a forum to support and accelerate this innovation.”
M|18 Key Themes
Conference keynotes and sessions show how companies are tackling their biggest database challenges with MariaDB and highlight MariaDB’s role in rapidly evolving IT architectures like cloud, containers and analytics. Key sessions include:
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“We needed a solution that is reliable and operates continuously without failure. MariaDB’s technology provides us with the high availability and auto-failover capabilities we were searching for,” said Rick Lane, consulting member of technical staff at Nokia. “I’m looking forward to joining fellow MariaDB users at M|18 to share how we’re relying on MariaDB MaxScale for our geo-redundant high-availability reference architecture as well as hearing how other organizations are benefiting from MariaDB’s range of solutions.”
“MariaDB brings some serious competition to the market that the large, strictly commercial, database providers overlook – affordability for the small to mid-sized companies with the capability and scalability to handle large operations as well. With MariaDB, we get a fast, well-oiled and secure solution with top-notch support, all at a price that allows us to spend more money on talent, marketing and our solution’s development and refinement,” said William Wood, director of database architecture at Financial Network, Inc. “This is how business should be done, which is why FNI does not look at MariaDB as just another vendor, but as a business partner in what we hope to be a mutually beneficial venture.”
About MariaDB Corporation
MariaDB Corporation is the company behind MariaDB, the fastest growing open source database. MariaDB, with a strong history of community innovation and enterprise adoption, provides the most functionally complete open source database. MariaDB powers applications at companies including Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities and more.
MariaDB solutions are engineered to run on any infrastructure – bare metal servers, virtual machines, containers, public and private clouds – and is available in all leading Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, with a reach of more than 60 million developers worldwide.