Getting Started with Drizzle 7.1

Short Form


Get up and running with Drizzle 7.1, a modern transactional, relational, open-source database. Learn all the basics from configuration to replication. No prior knowledge of the database server is required.


Since Drizzle was forked from MySQL several years ago, some aspects continue to mirror MySQL while others are completely new and different. Consequently, even experienced MySQL DBAs need to learn Drizzle 7 from the bottom up: configuration, administration, plugins, and replication. This session introduces those aspects of Drizzle 7.1 assuming no prior knowledge of Drizzle. The information presented will allow a DBA new to Drizzle to get the database server up and running in a realistic environment, from which point they can study, learn, compare, and evaluate it more thoroughly.

About Drizzle 7

Drizzle is a transactional, relational, open-source database which was forked from MySQL. It’s designed for massive concurrency in modern 64-bit, multi-core, multi-gigabyte environments. Drizzle integrates with existing infrastructures because its subsystems are pluggable: authentication, logging, replication, etc. Several leading companies provide commercial support in addition to free community support.

Speaking experience

Daniel Nichter is a regular code and documentation contributor to Drizzle, including:

* query_log plugin
* auth_schema plugin
* mk-query-digest patch for parsing query_log output
* Documentation for all the Plugins
* Enhancements and rewrites to Configuration, Administration, and other sections of the documentation

He also blogs about Drizzle at


  • Daniel Nichter



    Daniel Nichter is a senior developer and database tools specialist at Percona, the oldest and largest independent MySQL support and consulting company. He has been developing database tools for MySQL since 2005. At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expose, Daniel was named the Community Contributor of the Year for his work on Maatkit. He currently works on Percona Toolkit and contributes to Drizzle.