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Now Available: OpenWorks 2020 Digital Content

The safety and well-being of the MariaDB family and our community is our top priority. Given the situation surrounding COVID-19, OpenWorks ’20 was not an in-person event as originally scheduled. Instead, we are proud to share OpenWorks content with you digitally. Watch the  OpenWorks digital series to experience the best of the conference from the comfort of your home.

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Introducing the ultimate MariaDB cloud, SkySQL

Shane Johnson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MariaDB

SkySQL is the first and only database-as-a-service (DBaaS) engineered for MariaDB by MariaDB, to use a state-of-the-art multi-cloud architecture built on Kubernetes and ServiceNow, and to deploy databases and data warehouses for transactional, analytical and hybrid transactional/analytical workloads.

In this session, we’ll lay out the vision for SkySQL, provide an overview of its capabilities, take a tour of its architecture, and discuss the long-term roadmap. We’ll wrap things up with a live demo of SkySQL, including a preview of its deep learning–based workload analysis and visualization interface.

Under the hood: SkySQL monitoring

Ivan Zlatoustov, Product Manager, MariaDB

SkySQL uses best-of-breed software, and when it comes to metrics and monitoring that means Prometheus and Grafana. SkySQL Monitor is built on both, and provides customers with interactive dashboards for both real-time and historic metrics monitoring. In addition, it meets the same high availability and security requirements as other SkySQL components, ensuring metrics are always available and always secure.

In this session, we’ll explain how SkySQL Monitor works, walk through its dashboards and show how to monitor key metrics for performance and replication.


Introducing workload analysis

Shane Johnson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MariaDB

SkySQL is the first and only database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to perform workload analysis with advanced deep learning models, identifying and classifying discrete workload patterns so DBAs can better understand database workloads, identify anomalies and predict changes.

In this session, we’ll explain the concepts behind workload analysis and show how it can be used in the real world (and with sample real-world data) to improve database performance and efficiency by identifying key metrics and changes to cyclical patterns.


Introducing the R2DBC async Java connector

Rob Hedgpeth, Developer Evangelist, MariaDB

Not too long ago, a reactive variant of the JDBC driver was released, known as Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC for short). While R2DBC started as an experiment to enable integration of SQL databases into systems that use reactive programming models, it now specifies a full-fledged service-provider interface that can be used to retrieve data from a target data source.

In this session, we’ll take a look at the new MariaDB R2DBC connector and examine the advantages of fully reactive, non-blocking development with MariaDB. And, of course, we’ll dive in and get a first-hand look at what it’s like to use the new connector with some live coding!


MariaDB Enterprise Tools introduction

Andrew Hutchings, Manager, Enterprise Tools, MariaDB

The capabilities and features of MariaDB Platform continue to expand, resulting in larger and more sophisticated production deployments – and the need for better tools. To provide DBAs with comprehensive, consolidating tooling, we created MariaDB Enterprise Tools: an easy-to-use, modular command-line interface for interacting with any part of MariaDB Platform.

In this session, we will provide a preview of the MariaDB Enterprise Client, walk through current and planned modules and discuss future plans for MariaDB Enterprise Tools – including SkySQL modules and the ability to create custom modules.


Faster, better, stronger: The new InnoDB

Marko Mäkelä, Lead Developer, MariaDB

For MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5, the default transactional storage engine, InnoDB, has been significantly rewritten to improve the performance of writes and backups. Next, we removed a number of parameters to reduce unnecessary complexity, not only in terms of configuration but of the code itself. And finally, we improved crash recovery thanks to better consistency checks and we reduced memory consumption and file I/O thanks to an all new log record format.

In this session, we’ll walk through all of the improvements to InnoDB, and dive deep into the implementation to explain how these improvements help everything from configuration and performance to reliability and recovery.


What to expect from MariaDB Platform X5, part 1

Max Mether, VP of Product Management, MariaDB

MariaDB Platform X5 will be based on MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5. This release includes Xpand, a fully distributed storage engine for scaling out, as well as many new features and improvements for DBAs and developers alike, including enhancements to temporal tables, additional JSON functions, a new performance schema, non-blocking schema changes with clustering and a Hashicorp Vault plugin for key management.

In this session, we’ll walk through all of the new features and enhancements available in MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5. In addition, we will highlight those being backported to maintenance releases of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.


What to expect from MariaDB Platform X5, part 2

Todd Stoffel, Product Manager, MariaDB

MariaDB Platform X5 will include MariaDB MaxScale 2.5 (with its brand-new web UI for configuration and monitoring) and MariaDB ColumnStore 1.5 (with cluster management reimplemented in MariaDB MaxScale for improved ease of use and deployment). In addition to the new web UI, MariaDB MaxScale 2.5 will be introducing support for distributed caches such as Redis, streaming to Apache Kafka, and a completely rewritten binlog router.

In this session, we’ll provide a short overview of MariaDB MaxScale and ColumnStore followed by a walkthrough of new features and a short discussion of plans for the next releases.


The architecture of SkySQL

Sameer Tiwari, Infrastructure CTO, MariaDB

SkySQL implements a groundbreaking, state-of-the-art architecture based on Kubernetes and ServiceNow, and with a strong emphasis on cloud security – using compartmentalization and indirect access to secure and protect customer databases.

In this session, we’ll walk through the architecture of SkySQL and discuss how MariaDB leverages an advanced Kubernetes operator and powerful ServiceNow configuration/workflow management to deploy and manage databases on cloud infrastructure.



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Customer testimonial

Yet another excellent #MariaDBOpenWorks conference in the books.  

Tom Girsch, @tjgirschrpa

Extremely knowledgeable presenters and helpful sessions on Day 2 of #MariaDBOpenWorks here at Conrad New York.

Shahzad Abid, @shahzadabidcpsp

Lots of innovative information. Engineers were easily approachable. Love that. Most importantly, I did not see/hear competitor bashing. Great job

Zahir Mohideen, @zahirmohideen

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