MariaDB talk at the OpenSourceDays 2010 conference|
Earlier this month, I was at
the OpenSourceDays 2010
conference, giving a talk on MariaDB
(the slides from the talk are
The talk went quite well I think (though I probably talked way too fast as I usually
do; at least that means that I finished on time with plenty room for
There was quite a bit of interest after the talk from many of the
people who heard it.
It was even
by the Danish IT media version2.dk (article in Danish).
Especially interesting to me was to discuss with three people
from Danish site komogvind.dk, who told
me fascinating details about their work keeping a busy site running; one of
them even went right home to benchmark against MariaDB. Thanks to you, and to
everyone else for your interest and time!
This time in the talk, I tried to also focus on the community and development
aspects of MariaDB (in addition to the mandatory feature list and benchmark
graphs, of course). To me, the most important thing about MariaDB is that we
now have the infrastructure and community for people outside of MySQL to do fullscale
development at the same level as inside MySQL. This was missing before. It is
a much less concrete thing than features and benchmarks, so I found it much
harder to present in a good way, without it turning into nothing but buzzwords. But from the
feedback I got afterwards, it seems I succeeded pretty well with this part
also, which I am especially happy about!
The talk was recorded on video by the organisers. The latest I heard was that
the video footage is still being edited though (I was kind of waiting, hoping
to be able to include a link to the video in this post). But if they do manage
to finish the editing and make the videos available later, I will post an update.
A big thanks to the organisers of the OpenSourceDays 2010 conference! I had
a great time, and hope to be back again next spring for OpenSourceDays 2011.
Tags: conference, freesoftware, mariadb, mysql