Valuable MariaDB Features That Somebody Paid For

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The benefit of using an open source database is that for your critical
needs, you have the possibility of adding the feature you really want. In this talk we’ll present some MariaDB features and MySQL bug fixes that were created for a paying customer to solve their specific need. These go from feature enhancements to the mysqlbinlog tool to performance optimizations for certain joins and MyISAM keycache.

Completed work:

  • table elimination
  • mysqlbinlog enhancements
  • MyISAM key cache performance

Ongoing or proposed work:

  • index_merge (fair choice between index_merge union and range access)
  • streaming UNION ALL (without temp table)
  • IPv4 datatype
  • Microsecond datatype
  • Storage Engine API improvements

Sponsored by MariaDB

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Henrik Ingo


Henrik Ingo is the COO of Monty Program Ab, the company behind MariaDB. He previously worked at Sun with MySQL and MySQL Cluster technologies. He is also the author of
the book “Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source” (

Igor Babaev

Monty Program

Igor is one of the core developers of the MySQL Server code. He joined MySQL AB in 2002 to head a group of developers focusing on optimizer problems. After the acquisition of MySQL AB he acted as a Principal Engineer at Sun. In July 2009 Igor moved to Monty Program AB where he works now with his old colleagues from the MySQL Optimizer Team and other MySQL core developers. His activity mainly concentrates on enhancing the optimizer/executor components of the MariaDB Server. As a MariaDB captain, Igor also reviews and accepts code contributions.

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