Past, Present and Future of MySQL and Variants

When MySQL was owned my MySQL AB it was doomed because it was a “toy” database. Soon after Sun bought MySQL AB for $1billion there was concern that MySQL was doomed at Sun…. and when Oracle bought Sun things looked even worse. That being said, the truth is a lot more nuanced than what has been widely reported.

We’ll look at why MySQL development has been so centralized and where it may be opening up. Who is doing actual development? What are they working on and is it going to help you with new or existing applications? How are they interacting with distributions and has there been any change in adoption?

Why have so many hardware and software “next big things” in the MySQL world just vanished and does this have an implication for the MySQL variants of today? This is an insiders look at where the MySQL world has come from and where it’s going. We’ll look at Oracle MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server and other MySQL distributions. Why do options other than Oracle MySQL exist? Are they seeing any significant adoption and is Oracle’s MySQL 5.6 seeing any adoption or when may it see any? Should you switch to MariaDB? Is MariaDB becoming an entirely different database server? What other options do you have?

Video producer: http://linux.conf.au/