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Max Mether

Vice President, Server Product Management, MariaDB

Max Mether, co-Founder and Head of Server Product Management is
currently leading the efforts on MariaDB Server development. Prior to
his current role, Max built up the Professional Services team at MariaDB
from scratch. Max began his career consulting and training for prominent
companies including MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He continues to train
as a frequent speaker at LinuxFests, LinuxCons and other prominent
conferences globally. Max earned his Master of Science (Eng) in Physics
and Maths from Helsinki University of Technology. A native of Finland,
and by-way of Paris, France, Max now resides in Atlanta, Georgia where
he is an avid skier, rugby and hockey player.

What’s New in MariaDB Server 10.3

We are happy to announce the general availability (GA) of MariaDB Server 10.3! This release is a big milestone for the development of MariaDB Server and is the result of…

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Dynamic Columns Tutorial – Part 2: Searching and Updating

This is a continuation of my previous blog, where we will focus on some more advanced features related to Dynamic Columns. For an introduction to Dynamic Columns please refer to…

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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…

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I’m speaking about MaxScale and MariaDB tonight in Chicago

Tonight I will give a presentation on Max Scale (An Advanced Proxy for MySQL) for the Chicago MySQL Meetup MaxScale is an interesting new proxy for MySQL and MariaDB that…

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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…

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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,…

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Sysbench OLTP: MySQL-5.6 vs. MariaDB-10.0

Oracle has now launched MySQL-5.6.10-GA, so it is time to come up with some new benchmark results. The test candidates in this benchmark run are MySQL-5.5.29 MySQL-5.6.10 MariaDB-5.5.28a MariaDB-10.0.1 The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SkySQL at SELF

The South East LinuxFest is this weekend (June 7-9) in Charlotte, North Carolina and SkySQL will be attending the conference both as a sponsor and with talks. The conference starts with a…

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MySQL training dates by SkySQL Training!

The good news is that we have just released plenty of MariaDB & MySQL training dates covering the summer months and even into October across the globe. This new training calendar includes all of…

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MySQL Cluster training Jan 24 – 26 in DC

We still have a few seats left for our MySQL Cluster training in Washington DC January 24 – 26. If you’re interested in learning about MySQL Cluster, the architecture, how…

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Come listen to us talk about MariaDB together with SpamExperts…

We welcome everyone to Amsterdam where on Friday at 16:00 CET we will be giving a talk together with SpamExperts at the Open Source Conference 2011. The talk will be…

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MySQL training for Developers finally here

It is finally ready! The training course at least I have been waiting for since we started the company: A MySQL training course for Developers.  And this is not just…

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Setting optimizer search depth in MySQL

A customer of ours had an interesting problem regarding a query that was taking too long, around 55s. Looking at the query with the query profiler we found that it…

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