Monday evening, Max Mether from SkySQL came to the Boston MySQL User Group and presented “MariaDB: A MySQL Replacement?” We did take video and will link to it when it’s uploaded. That usually takes a while, so I figured I would link to the PDF slides, which Max has graciously shared.
Note that on slide 26, “All highly speculative” is a bit misleading when taken out of context. We know that MariaDB is working on all those things (including a Cassandra storage engine and Multi-source replication) because their worklogs and bug tracking system are 100% open, so that’s not the “highly speculative” part. We just do not know if they will be in the next production release of MariaDB.