MariaDB Opens User and Developer Conference Registration, Call for Speakers and Sponsorship Opportunities

MariaDB OpenWorks Conference to Feature Customer Tutorials, Hands-on Workshops and On-site Certification Exams; Attracting Hundreds of Developers, Enterprise Architects and Database Administrators

MENLO PARK, Calif. and HELSINKI – October 10, 2018 – MariaDB® Corporation today announced the call for speakers, the opening of attendee registration and multiple sponsorship opportunities in conjunction with OpenWorks, the company’s newly branded, immensely popular annual user and developer conference. The name OpenWorks is an expression of the conference’s focus on all things MariaDB for IT directors, as well as application and open source MariaDB developers to accelerate the business-critical role MariaDB plays in enterprises globally. Due to the overwhelming popularity of MariaDB’s previous user conferences, the agenda will expand from two to three days, February 25-27, 2019, at the Conrad Hotel in New York City.

“Being among the international community of MariaDB enterprise users is the most inspiring experience of the year for me,” said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corporation. “At our last user conference I talked about MariaDB’s commitment to tackling the most ambitious database challenges, such as distributed computing. Since then we’ve made excellent progress including the acquisition of Clustrix, adding distributed database capabilities. There’s much more to come and I look forward to sharing details with everyone when we gather again in New York.”

Registration Open for Unique, Once-a-Year Global Gathering

As evidenced by the growing number of attendees and this year’s extended agenda, which includes a full day of hands-on technical workshops, OpenWorks offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about open source strategies and best practices in infrastructure modernization with MariaDB. Register here to join peers from around the world in learning from use case presentations and accessing all levels of experts to help in developing new applications, including storage, cloud, parser and proxy technologies.

Share Your Knowledge 

Technology leaders, business application and open source developers are invited to submit presentation proposals now through October 31, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to address challenges faced, lessons learned and results achieved in their MariaDB deployments. Of particular interest this year is the use of MariaDB for:

  • Operations – Operational agility with cloud/container infrastructure like Docker and Kubernetes, automated provisioning and transparent routing, sharding and failover
  • Development – Building modern applications with modern SQL (e.g., temporal queries) and flexible schemas (e.g., hybrid relational/JSON data models)
  • Analytics – Driving faster time-to-insight with ad-hoc, interactive analytics on near real-time data, scaling to hundreds of billions of rows and petabytes of data

Speaker proposals can be submitted online at Selected speakers receive a free full conference pass and an invitation to the VIP speakers dinner.

Show Your Support and Build Your Brand

OpenWorks sponsors can put their brand in front of, and directly engage with, the growing global audience of MariaDB users, inspiring new ideas and solutions. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected].

Get Certified

The MariaDB Certified Database Administrator Associate Exam is open to any professional DBA attending OpenWorks. Certification demonstrates an ability to configure, tune and administer MariaDB. The 90-minute exam is given on a first-come, first-served basis; no sign-up is required.

Take a Look Back 

For more on what to expect at OpenWorks, check out last year’s keynote presentations and sessions anytime at

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About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB frees companies from the costs, constraints and complexity of proprietary databases, enabling them to reinvest in what matters most – rapidly developing innovative, customer-facing applications. MariaDB uses pluggable, purpose-built storage engines to support workloads that previously required a variety of specialized databases. With complexity and constraints eliminated, enterprises can now depend on a single complete database for all their needs, whether on commodity hardware or their cloud of choice. Deployed in minutes for transactional or analytical use cases, MariaDB delivers unmatched operational agility without sacrificing key enterprise features including real ACID compliance and full SQL. Trusted by organizations such as Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, The Home Depot, ServiceNow and Verizon – MariaDB meets the same core requirements as proprietary databases at a fraction of the cost. No wonder it’s the fastest growing open source database. Real business relies on MariaDB™.