At the same time, we need commercial goals to support the growth of free software. The development crew in Monty Program Ab, all ex-MySQL developers, are happy to develop features based on commercial agreements. These will of course be released as open source to the benefit of the entire community of users. The support staff of SkySQL is happy to give you commercial 24x7 support of MariaDB, so you have the same level of support that you werea used to for MySQL in the days of MySQL AB: The first person you talk to should know more than you about MySQL!
The fact that we at Monty Program focus on development should by no means deter you from relying on MariaDB in commercial settings. Our work with SkySQL is intended to accelerate adoption for users and customers who need mission critical services.
To learn how you best extend your usage of MariaDB inside a commercial organization, consider taking part in the SkySQL webinar on Thursday 8 Dec 2011 at 8am PT (11am ET, 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET, or 18:00 EET).
Unfortunately I will not be there to share Black Vodka with you, but other familiar voices will present for you
- Colin Charles, the Chief Evangelist at Monty Program, on when and why to use MariaDB in a commercial setting
- Rasmus Johansson, the Monty Program COO, on the offerings of Monty Program Ab and how to interact with us commercially
- Kaj Arnö, EVP Products at SkySQL, on how SkySQL supports MariaDB users technically and commercially
The webinar is a good time to give us feedback on what we need to do to make it easier for you to adopt MariaDB and/or get more of MySQL in critical and high performance environments.
You can register to the seminar here.