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David Thompson

Vice President, Engineering, MariaDB

David Thompson is VP Engineering for MariaDB.com. David has been working in and around databases for almost 20 years and is currently focussed on the ColumnStore engine at MariaDB.

MariaDB ColumnStore on Intel Optane SSD

In this blog I am going to evaluate the use of Intel Optane SSD drives to boost the performance of MariaDB ColumnStore both as storage and for the more novel…

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MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2.0 Alpha Release Now Available

We are happy to announce the alpha release of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2.0. This is an early feature release that we encourage testing on but is not recommended for production deployments.…

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What’s Great About MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1

I’m excited that our second major GA release of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.1 is now available for download. In this blog, I review some of the major features that make up…

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MariaDB Server 10.2 Now Available on Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 Server…

MariaDB Corporation is pleased to announce support for the 64-bit ARM Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 server processor. The Centriq 2400 brings Qualcomm’s ARM expertise to the data center server world, offering a…

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Extending the Power of MariaDB ColumnStore with User Defined Functions

    Introduction MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0 supports User Defined Functions (UDF) for query extensibility. This allows you to create custom filters and transformations to suit any need. This blog outlines…

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Testing MariaDB ColumnStore on Windows using Hyper-V

Hyper-V is the native virtualization technology contained within Windows 10 Professional (and Windows Server & Windows 8 Pro). Using Hyper-V to create one or more virtual machines running Linux, it…

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ColumnStore: Storage Architecture Choices

Join MariaDB ColumnStore Use Cases Webinar on March 23, 2017 10 a.m. PT Introduction MariaDB ColumnStore provides a complete solution for automated high availability of a cluster. On the data…

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How MariaDB ColumnStore Handles Big Data Workloads – Data Loading…

MariaDB ColumnStore is a massively parallel scale out columnar database. Data loading and modification behaves somewhat differently from how a row based engine works. This article outlines the options available…

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How MariaDB ColumnStore Handles Big Data Workloads – Query Engine

MariaDB ColumnStore is a massively parallel scale out columnar database. Query execution behaves quite differently from how a row-based engine works. This article outlines how queries are executed, optimized, and…

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How MariaDB ColumnStore Handles Big Data Workloads – Storage Architecture

Storage Overview In this blog post, I will outline MariaDB ColumnStore’s architecture, which has the capacity to handle large datasets and scale out across multiple nodes as your data grows.…

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Getting to Know MariaDB ColumnStore

With the recent announcement of MariaDB ColumnStore, we get many questions on the architecture and functionality of MariaDB ColumnStore. This blog post describes the architecture of MariaDB ColumnStore. MariaDB ColumnStore is…

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