Welcome to the MariaDB Foundation stand!

MariaDB Server, the open source relational database, is part of most cloud offerings and the default in most Linux distributions.

MariaDB Foundation @ FOSDEM

The MariaDB Foundation is a non-profit organisation supporting continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem. The MariaDB Foundation supports continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem. The Foundation guarantees that there is a global contact point for collaboration and that the community can always rely upon MariaDB Server.

The Foundation’s staff support MariaDB Server by:

  • Encouraging adoption, contribution and distribution of MariaDB Server and related open source software.
  • Helping new contributors understand the source code and lowering the barrier for new participants.
  • Participating in the design of new features, ensuring the code quality and maintainability of the codebase while the number of contributors is growing.
  • Making sure documentation keeps up with the development of new features.
  • Porting and packaging MariaDB to different platforms and operating systems to keep it as widely available as possible.
  • Speaking at events and driving adoption.

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Timezone: Eastern European Time (EET)

Event Speakers Start End


  Welcome to the MariaDB devroom Ian Gilfillan 10:00 10:05
  MariaDB 10.6 and beyond Max Mether 10:05 10:30
  Upgrading to a newer major version of MariaDB
What mysql_upgrade really does and what problems remain
Valerii Kravchuk 10:30 10:55
  Migrating from other databases to MariaDB Michael "Monty" Widenius 10:55 11:20
  Migration from Oracle to MariaDB with no application change pickup li 11:20 11:45
  Migrating MariaDB Cluster to ARM Krunal Bauskar 11:45 12:10
  Mariabackup - too rarely used Oli Sennhauser 12:10 12:35
  Databases beyond the tutorials
Database usage for the real world for flexibility and scale
Eric Herman 12:35 13:05
  Atomic DDL in MariaDB Michael "Monty" Widenius 13:05 13:30
  MariaDB Roles
Overview and Migration
Vicentiu Ciorbaru 13:30 13:55
  Set operations UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT in MariaDB
How to use and combine them.
Oleksandr Byelkin 13:55 14:20
  JSON Support news, non-news, and the bigger picture Sergei Petrunia 14:20 14:45
  MySQL Performance for DevOps Sveta Smirnova 14:45 15:15
  Creating Vagrant development machines for MariaDB
HowTo and Best Practices
Federico Razzoli 15:15 15:40
  How to shard MariaDB like a Pro? Alkin Tezuysal 15:40 16:05
  MariaDB Observability Peter Zaitsev 16:10 16:35
  The MariaDB Jupyter Kernel Robert Bindar 16:35 17:00
  MariaDB post-release quality assurance in Debian and Ubuntu
What Linux distros can do about software quality
Otto Kekäläinen 17:00 17:30
  Buffer pool performance improvements
How the LRU replacement and log checkpoints were made faster in MariaDB 10.5
Marko Mäkelä 17:30 18:00

We work with the community

We want to improve ourselves and we aspire to enhance your experience with MariaDB Server. One of our main objectives is to listen to our community and work with our developers and users alike to provide high quality functionalities for our database server. We would like your feedback to better understand where we should focus our resources with MariaDB Server by answering this very short poll on our website.

Our sponsors

The MariaDB Foundation is grateful to count on leaders such as Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Microsoft, the MariaDB Corporation, Service Now and many others as sponsors. Our sponsors not only provide financial support to help us deliver on our mission, they contribute code, participate in events, and work with us on content production, media outreach and more.

If you would like to contribute to MariaDB Foundation’s goal of supporting continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem then check out our sponsor page.

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MariaDB Foundation in 2021

MariaDB Server 10.5 was released as GA in June 2020.

Highlights include:

  • the ColumnStore storage engine, a columnar storage engine designed for big data scaling
  • numerous performance improvements to the default InnoDB storage engine
  • a new S3 storage engine for archiving tables on Amazon S3, or any third-party implementing S3 API
  • an overhaul of the privilege system, allowing more fine grained control
  • a huge update of the Performance Schema, providing far more instrumentation and tables
  • full GTID support for Galera Cluster
  • numerous syntax enhancements to extend functionality and improve adherence to standards

The MariaDB Foundation hosted the MariaDB Server Fest, and the MariaDB Server MiniFest, two highly successful online events for developers of applications that use MariaDB Server.