Discovering the WebScale-treasure chest

Yesterday’s WebScaleSQL announcement marks yet another win for collaboration and openness.

It opens up a treasure chest of database innovations built by the Internet leaders in order to scale their services to hundreds of millions of users. While some code was available earlier, the commitments made now ensure higher levels of quality and greater ease of access. These innovations increase significantly the diversity of contributions in the MySQL and MariaDB community.

What is Technical Support, anyway?

I have a more technical blog on the way covering one of my favorite new features in MariaDB 10.0, but the question of exactly what "Technical Support" means at SkySQL has come up often enough lately that I thought I would answer it with a blog.

MariaDB outfit SkySQL takes on former HP public cloud manager as product chief

Gigaom published today the news of the latest addition to the SkySQL Management Team. I'd like to share a couple of snippets from the news:

“Roger Levy says SkySQL will move into a relational database innovation phase now, rather than just trying to provide an alternative to Oracle’s MySQL.” - that’s how Giagom’s article today summary’s the latest news from SkySQL.

FOSDEM MySQL Survey Positive for MariaDB

FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium was a great community event again this year. The MySQL community booth was maned by Oracle MySQL, Percona, Galera and MariaDB. Thanks Kenny, Liz & co for also organising a fun community dinner on Saturday! The MySQL dev room was packed with participants listening to some very interesting presentations, amongst them MaxScale, which got some considerable interest from the audience.

Update from SkySQL CEO: Patrik Sallner

On April 25th, we announced the merger of SkySQL with the MariaDB team. We are now pleased to announce that as of yesterday, September 30th, this merger was closed following approval by the relevant authorities. The teams are now one and we are focused on laying a course for the successful evolution and growth of MariaDB.

David Axmark & Monty Widenius will be Berliners on June 18th - SkySQL & MariaDB Roadshow

Join us at the next MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day hosted by SkySQL & MariaDB in Berlin on June 18th

It’s a beautiful day in Berlin today and we’re putting the final touches to next week’s MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, which takes place on Tuesday June 18th in the facilities provided by Bitkom in Berlin Mitte.

High Availability for Drupal Part 2 - The Contenders

When looking at high availability for any CMS, and particularly for Drupal, the list of contenders for part or all of the solution is growing and can be daunting. We'll take a look at the various parts of a solution and what options we have.

Go Cloud?

It seems nearly every answer to every problem in IT these days is "The Cloud", but is it?

SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Developers To Create ‘Next Generation Open Source’ Database Company

SkySQL today announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Monty Program Ab, creators of the fastest growing open source database technology: MariaDB.  This merger reunites key members of the original MySQL AB developer and services teams. Their aim is to develop MariaDB into a truly interoperable, NewSQL open source database in collaboration with its customers, partners and the community. The company also pledges to further evolve its offering for users of the MySQL database.

SkySQL named 2013 Top 100 Europe winner, more dates added for MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day

We were delighted last week to find out that we’d been named one of the ‘2013 Top 100 Europe’ winning companies by the Red Herring editorial team. Congratulations to all companies involved!

Latest Addition to MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day: Calpont CTO Jim Tommaney joins as guest speaker

Join us next Friday in Santa Clara for a free day of learning and fun from the SkySQL & MariaDB gang & their partners

We’re proud to announce that Jim Tommaney, CTO of Calpont, has just signed on to speak at the MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, hosted by SkySQL and MariaDB - taking place next Friday, April 26, directly after Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo.

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