Different MySQL Forks for Different Folks

At Confoo last week, I tried out a new presentation, called “Different MySQL Forks for Different Folks”. The idea was to explain the differences among all the forks – Drizzle, MariaDB, Percona and of course Oracle’s MySQL. But I did not just go into technical merit of each fork; I also explained the values of each company, as that can be a big decision in deciding what software to choose.

There are PDF slides and a video on youtube. But I wanted to put some of the links I used to gather information here, as an easy place for folks to come and click links if they like, or if they want to research on their own.

At the official Drizzle documentation:
What is Drizzle?
Drizzle differences compared to MySQL, including gotchas

MySQL Connect, Oracle’s business/technical conference for MySQL
Virtual Developer Days, March 12th and 19th

From the Percona website:
Percona Server
Percona Software
Percona 5.5 vs. MySQL 5.5 feature comparison
Percona Live, Percona’s business/technical conferences for MySQL
Why Percona Live?

About MariaDB:
MariaDB vs. MySQL compatibility
What is in the different MariaDB Releases?
Tweet asking about making MariaDB 10, MariaDB 56
What’s in MariaDB 10

Hopefully the video gives a good overview; I know that many will learn a lot from this controversial video.

5 responses

  1. Tom Diederich wrote on :

    Thanks for putting this list together, Sheeri, and for sharing your slides and YouTube video. Hope to see you at Percona Live next month in Santa Clara. 🙂

  2. max wrote on :

    the link “Tweet asking about making MariaDB 10, MariaDB 56” is not there anymore…

    1. Sheeri wrote on :

      It was a broken link, it’s fixed now. Also, the tweet and replies were copied into the presentation.

  3. chris wrote on :

    Hi there,
    one of your links is broken; one to much 😛
    >>> Drizzle differences compared to MySQL <<<, including gotchas


    1. Sheeri wrote on :

      Fixed, thanx!