Max Mether's Blog

October 02, 2014

Dynamic Columns Tutorial – Part 1: Introduction

For certain situations, the static structure of tables in a relational database can be very limited. Each column is statically defined, has a pre-defined type and you can only enter a value of that type into the column.You can be creative and list multiple values in one column, but then those values are not generally easily accessed and manipulated with other functions. You have to use an API or contortions of a function like SUBSTRING() to pull out a value you want. Even then, you have to know what is contained in the column to be able to manipulate it properly.

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May 26, 2014

MariaDB Galera Cluster training course released

We are proud to finally release a fully blown training course for MariaDB Galera Cluster. We've been working on this training course for a very long time and it's been over a year since we delivered a first version of the course. However, the refining process has taken longer than expected. While we have already delivered this training multiple times internally for our customers, it is not until now that we make the course public together with upcoming training dates.

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March 25, 2014

MariaDB 10 vs MySQL 5.6 - A Feature Comparison Update

About a year ago I wrote a blog post comparing MariaDB 10 to MySQL 5.6. You can find that post here. Since then MariaDB 10 has changed quite a bit, many new features have gone in, such as Parallell replication, GTIDs etc, but many features from MySQL 5.6 have also been merged in to MariaDB. MariaDB 10 has now also advanced to a near GA status so it is perhaps time to renew the table.

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February 13, 2013

MySQL 5.6 vs. MariaDB 10.0

A high-level comparative overview of the features

With the recent GA release of MySQL 5.6, there have been a lot of questions about where MariaDB stands with regards to MySQL 5.6.  SkySQL will of course support both as Patrik explained in his recent blog post, but there are many questions about the technical differences. Rasmus from Monty Program gave a detailed view on MariaDB 10.0 here but I thought it would be beneficial to share a comparison table of the two.

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January 14, 2013

Is Onsite Training Right for You?

Our customised training courses for the MySQL & MariaDB databases help your team learn exactly what they need to know

Since SkySQL’s inception, training has been an integral part of the services we provide. Training isn’t just something we offer, but an intrinsic aspect of our business model as we evolve into an all-inclusive service and product provider. And customized onsite training is the best way your team learns what your specific team needs to know.

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November 13, 2012

Become a MySQL Database Cloud Expert

SkySQL’s Newest Training Course, “MySQL Database for the Cloud”, Helps DBAsand Developers Find Success in the Cloud

Increasingly, more organisations are moving their database applications to cloud to take advantage of its superior agility and faster deployment over legacy systems.

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October 03, 2012

MySQL, MariaDB and Databases in the Cloud

There's definitely more and more buzz on and around cloud computing and different solutions to support it nowadays!

This was evident while visiting LinuxCon/CloudOpen in San Diego a few weeks ago, where I spoke about high availability solutions for MySQL. Most cloud sessions were highly attended, and I could sense an excitement in the air with regards to the cloud. It was also evident, however, that there is only a small percentage of people today truly taking advantage of the cloud. It seems that despite all the excitement, there is a large portion of potential users who don't know how to use the cloud, or what the benefits and potential drawbacks are.

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