MariaDB 10 is out, featuring a “Connect engine” that makes it easier to handle data from both traditional SQL databases and more web-scale NoSQL systems. The new functionality merits new editions of the MariaDB Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster products.
Adoption by Google, Wikipedia and some of the top Linux distros is all good and fine, but SkySQL really wants to see the MariaDB database get picked up in the enterprise. $20 million should help that happen.
MySQL and MariaDB services company SkySQL has brought Monty Widenius and other MariaDB players on board. The result, says CEO Patrik Sallner, will be “a new form of database platform that ties together other databases.”