The Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 isn’t until 18-21 April 2016, but community voting is now open. So if you’re going, and want to see lots of MariaDB talks, please click on the buttons below and vote!

You have to be logged in to the Percona site to vote. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the talk description page, assign the number of stars that represents your interest in the talk (5 is the best) and click on the “Submit Vote” button. That’s all there is to it.

Here are all of the proposed talks I know of that are either specifically MariaDB-related or are by employees of either the MariaDB Foundation or MariaDB Corporation. If there are others, please let me know!

Using and Managing MariaDB by Colin Charles View & Vote!
MariaDB 10.1 – What’s New? by Colin Charles View & Vote!
MariaDB/MySQL security essentials by Colin Charles View & Vote!
MariaDB Connectors: Fast and Smart with the new protocol optimizations by Sergei Golubchik View & Vote!
MariaDB 10.1 Security: Validation, Authentication, Encryption by Sergei Golubchik View & Vote!
Window functions in MariaDB by Sergei Petrunia View & Vote!
Exploring MariaDB Query Optimizer with ANALYZE for statements by Sergei Petrunia View & Vote!
Databases in the Hosted Cloud by Colin Charles View & Vote!
Best practices for MySQL High Availability by Colin Charles View & Vote!
Choosing a MySQL HA solution today by Colin Charles View & Vote!
The MySQL Server Ecosystem in 2016 by Colin Charles View & Vote!
Low Impact Monitoring by Gerardo Narvaja View & Vote!
Characters sets and Collations – All you wanted to know but was afraid to ask by Anders Karlsson View & Vote!
IBM Power8 – The new powerful open database platform by Anders Karlsson View & Vote!
Migrating data – Working with datatypes, it might not be what you expect! by Anders Karlsson View & Vote!
Real-time data streaming to Hadoop using MaxScale by Dipti Joshi View & Vote!

MariaDB 10.1 shipped a few days ago, so it’s now a good time to focus on another important event. Last week we had a three day MariaDB developers meeting. It took place in Amsterdam (Oct 13-15). Meetings like this tend to have a great impact on the roadmap of the product. was very kind to offer their facilities for the developer meeting.

Thank you!

The day before the developer meeting there was a MySQL meetup arranged at eBay’s office in Amsterdam since, naturally, a lot of MariaDB developers were already in town for the developers meeting. The meetup was done in lightning talk style where developers went through cool features in MariaDB. It ended up being a packed meetup with about 50 participants that lasted for about 3.5 hours. Many talks, great discussions, good pizza, and drinks!

Thank you eBay!

Back to the MariaDB developers meeting. In the end 60+ persons attended the developer’s meeting and every day we had close to that amount of people present. The attendees came from 10 different companies/organizations. There definitely seems to be interest in these kinds of meetings.

The schedule for the developers meeting included sessions about upcoming features in MariaDB like window functions, new things in InnoDB and Spider, but also tools used in development. There were also separate tracks for MaxScale and Galera, in which both current state and roadmaps were presented and discussed.

A very active contributor to the MariaDB project, Daniel Black from OpenQuery, had a very good presentation including how MariaDB is becoming/should become more than a fork and things learned from the field. The slides from the presentation can be found here.

I myself tried to pull together what was discussed during the days in one of the finishing sessions called “MariaDB 10.2 roadmap”. The slides from my session are available on Speaker Deck.

Help us focus on the things that matter by voting on feature requests in MariaDB project tracking. A list of features for 10.2 ordered by most votes can be found here.

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The 2015 MariaDB Developers meetup is taking place in Amsterdam, from October 13th to 15th. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the MariaDB project is welcome to join!

The event will be held in unconference style with lots of opportunities for discussions and collaboration around any topic, ranging from performance, new features, connectors to packaging and documentation. All core MariaDB developers will be present and available for discussions.

The meetup lasts for three days and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.

The schedule is drafted in a public spreadsheet. The schedule is not fixed and the idea is the following:

  • Everyone attending the meeting can help set the agenda by adding sessions to the session backlog.
  • Everyone attending can/should vote on the session of interest in the backlog by raising the count in the Votes column.

The final schedule will be agreed and published week 39. logo sponsors the MariaDB Developer meetup in Amsterdam

The event venue and lunches are sponsored by If you want to attend, please sign up on the event page at

If you have questions about the event or about contributing to MariaDB in general, feel free to start a discussion on the MariaDB developers mailing list or contact the MariaDB Foundation for private questions.

Update 2015-10-02: The schedule is now finished and available at