State of MariaDB

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in Broadway


MariaDB 5.1 is branch of MySQL 5.1 and is drop in replacement for
MySQL 5.1 with additional features, speed enhancements and bug fixes.


The talk will describe in detail the new features in MariaDB 5.1 (stable), the new features in MariaDB 5.2 (beta / RC) and what’s in the upcoming MariaDB 5.3 (alpha).

The talk will also explains the challenges we have had to do this fork, and the various systems (like buildbot) that we used to build the binaries and how we are working with the MariaDB/MySQL community.

This talk also includes information how we plan to continue developing MariaDB so that it still a drop in replacement of MySQL as times goes by.

Speaking experience


  • My software runs

    Michael Widenius

    Monty Program Ab


    Creator and original developer of MySQL.
    Open source advocate with first hand experience in creating and enhancing an open source community.
    Software architect and designer with experience in creating big complex applications alone and with a virtual team.
    Database expert, especially with MySQL :)

    Likes to make food and let people taste Salmiakki vodka.