Rich Sands's Blog

March 25, 2014

Speed Is Of The Essence

In earlier blogs I talked about some of the scalability and NoSQL integration features of MariaDB 10. In this third and final part of my tour, I’ll discuss some of the performance, operations, and security enhancements in MariaDB. Performance is clearly all about speed. But speed isn’t just how many transactions per second the database can deliver. It is also about how quickly developers can bring an application to market and how quickly they can diagnose and solve issues, especially performance issues.

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March 19, 2014

At the Intersection of Mission Critical and Engagement

I’ve been a part of the software and open source world for two decades, but I’m a relative newcomer to the database world. Well, not exactly: enterprise software has always needed a place to store, retrieve, and process all that data, and so I’ve seen how database technology has evolved in the context of the broader software industry.

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November 06, 2013

Some Thoughts on MariaDB Enterprise Release 1

This past summer, when I joined SkySQL’s development team as product manager for MariaDB Enterprise, it became clear to me that the product needed to solve a specific, defined problem for customers trying to use MariaDB for business critical applications. Something that could be easily implemented, but that would remove a significant pain point.

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