May 4-6, 2020 | New York City

Agenda Highlights


Deep dive into specific technical topics – sign up early as workshops fill fast!


Hear about what’s next – vision, roadmap and how MariaDB will solve tomorrow’s problems.


Learn from peers and experts from different industries on how MariaDB has delivered significant business value.

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Don’t miss a full day of workshops on Monday, May 4th! All 3-day event passes include access to 2 half-day workshops.

  • Fundamentals: Getting to know MariaDB Platform

    This workshop is intended for developers, architects and DBAs who are new to MariaDB Platform. We will walk through the architecture of MariaDB Enterprise Server and introduce all of the MariaDB Platform components, including MariaDB MaxScale and MariaDB ColumnStore as well as the administration and monitoring tools included in MariaDB Platform subscriptions. At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to install and deploy MariaDB Platform for transactional workloads.

  • Step-by-step: Migrating from proprietary databases

    In this workshop we’ll share the methodology and processes MariaDB uses to help customers migrate from Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and IBM Db2. With support for Oracle PL/SQL, sequences and data types, migrating off of Oracle Database is easier than ever with MariaDB Platform, and we’ll focus on the features and tools we’ve developed to simplify and jump-start Oracle Database migrations. In addition, this workshop will include hands-on exercises both with both MariaDB Platform and migration tools.

  • Best practices: Deploying in secure environments

    In this workshop, attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the security features available in MariaDB Platform and go through a number of exercises to fully secure a database. Attendees will hear about the security best practices used by MariaDB Remote DBAs and get hands-on experience setting up features like automatic failover, dynamic data masking and the built-in database firewall. By the end, all attendees will be ready to deploy and configure MariaDB Platform in secure environments.

  • Taking SkySQL for a spin

    In this workshop, attendees will get a hands-on introduction to SkySQL, MariaDB’s public database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for transactional, analytical or hybrid transactional/analytical workloads. We will provide a detailed overview of the SkySQL architecture and internals, and explain how to build applications and manage MariaDB databases in the cloud with SkySQL.

  • Best practices: Running databases at full speed

    There are many ways to unlock additional performance in MariaDB Platform, from changing system variables to better match available computing resources to taking advantage of workload-optimized storage engines. In this workshop, we will share performance-tuning best practices and show how to maximize the performance of MariaDB Platform through a series of hands-on exercises covering everything from important system variables to using compression to tips and tricks for optimizing your operating system for MariaDB Platform.

  • Best practices: Zero-interruption high availability

    MariaDB Platform provides high availability through automatic failover with either primary/secondary replication or multi-master clustering. And MariaDB Platform X3 introduced a set of advanced features for eliminating application interruptions: connection migration, session restore and transaction replay. In this workshop, attendees will deploy MariaDB Platform for high availability and learn how to configure advanced features such as these to ensure failover is completely transparent to applications and the developers building them.

  • Advanced: Enabling hybrid transactional/analytical processing

    MariaDB Platform can be deployed for transactional, analytical or hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP). We will focus on HTAP in this workshop. Attendees will learn how to combine row-based and columnar storage with streaming change-data-capture (CDC) and query routing to incorporate powerful real-time analytics within transactional, customer-facing applications. Through a series of hands-on exercises from initial installation to HTAP configuration, all attendees will get the experience they need to successfully deploy MariaDB Platform for hybrid workloads.

  • Extreme scalability with ClustrixDB

    ClustrixDB was one of the first NewSQL databases – distributed, transactional and relational. Acquired by MariaDB, this technology is being added to MariaDB Platform in order to support customers with extreme scalability requirements. In this workshop, we will walk through the architecture of ClustrixDB to explain how it scales out with distributed data and transactions and introduce the management and monitoring user interface. Hands-on exercises include installation and configuration, loading data and querying it and scaling out a cluster by adding nodes.

  • Certification Prep

    DBAs can choose from 2 one-hour certification prep workshops, followed by a two-hour certification exam. Before taking the MariaDB certification exam, we recommend completing the three-day online MariaDB for DBAs training course or having one year (or more) of experience with MariaDB.

2020 Agenda

More sessions coming soon!

Session Tracks

  • Real World Use Cases

    Watch MariaDB customers share their stories of why they chose MariaDB, how they’re using it, their technical requirements, and insights they’ve gained.

  • Product Internals and Roadmap

    Look under the hood with MariaDB engineers and product managers – see how things work and get a peek at what’s coming in the future.

  • Cloud Deployment

    Get to know the ultimate MariaDB cloud, SkySQL, and see how easy it is to use the first DBaaS built and optimized for MariaDB Platform.

  • Operations and Infrastructure

    Explore best practices for migration, containerization, cloud deployments, HA/DR, performance, scalability and security.

  • Development for Modern Applications

    Learn to build web, mobile and IoT apps and microservices in Java, .NET and Node.js – and how to write powerful queries with ease.

  • Scalable Interactive Analytics

    See how to use MariaDB ColumnStore to conduct “smart transactions” by storing data in both row and columnar formats – without needing separate databases for transactions and analytics.

Agenda Overview

Day 1

May 4

9:00-12:00 Morning Workshops


12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Afternoon Workshops

Day 2

May 5

9:30-11:00 Opening Keynote

11:10-12:00 Breakout Sessions

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Partner Expo

1:00-5:20 Breakout Sessions

Opening Party

Day 3

May 6

9:00-12:00 Breakout Sessions

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Partner Expo

1:00-5:20 Breakout Sessions

Closing Reception

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What to Expect


MariaDB’s annual user and developer conference brings together technical experts and practitioners for an information-packed three days at the Conrad Hotel in New York City.


DBAs, developers, architects and IT executives will get an inside look into the MariaDB product vision and roadmap, plus sneak peeks at projects currently in development.


OpenWorks offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about open source strategies and best practices in infrastructure modernization directly from MariaDB customers.