A big week for conferences in Europe this week. We’re starting it off at Percona Live London 2011 (see previous post), with both Sergei Golubchik and Colin Charles presenting talks on Tuesday 25 October 2011.

Right after, we’re headed to LinuxCon Europe, where Colin Charles will discuss The MySQL Diaspora and how there exists much choice for people today (it is not just stock MySQL one can use nowadays).

Monty Program is sponsoring both Percona Live London as well as LinuxCon Europe. We’ll be having a booth at LinuxCon Europe, probably right next to our friends SkySQL, as we did at LinuxCon North America (Vancouver).

I just finished reading a couple of interesting, and somewhat related, blog posts which I think are worth sharing (apologies to anyone who has already seen them). One is from Jelastic and the other is from Michal Hrušecký.

I’ve written about MariaDB and the Jelastic cloud before (see MariaDB now available as a hosted database via Jelastic cloud platform). Now Jelastic has published statistics on the relative popularity of the various databases they offer. The good news is MariaDB is currently the database of choice for 14% of their customers. The bad news is that we’re in fourth place behind their other three database choices (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB). However, MariaDB has only been available on their platform for a little over two months and we’re very happy that so many users of Jelastic’s state-of-the-art Java cloud are choosing to use MariaDB. Thanks!

In the second blog post, Michal Hrušecký shares the results of what he terms his “little MySQL survey”. This time MariaDB comes in second behind MySQL Community Server (and ahead of MySQL Cluster and Percona Server). In case you didn’t know, Michal packages MySQL and MariaDB for openSUSE, so this survey was a good way for him to judge the relative popularity of some of the more popular variants and give him ideas on how to improve things.

BTW: If you know of other interesting/informative/etc… blog posts related to MariaDB, let us know so we can add them to the Blog Posts Relevant to MariaDB page of the AskMonty Knowledgebase!