Optimizing MariaDB for Web Applications

MariaDB is a MySQL community fork, founded and guided by MySQL creator Monty Widenius. MariaDB is compatible with MySQL, and is now the default choice in many Linux distributions - important sites, such as Wikipedia, choosen MariaDB.

This session explains how to optimize a MariaDB installation to better suite the typical workloads of Drupal or other web applications. We will discuss the initial configuration and some useful MariaDB features, like the Thread Pool connection handling method and MariaDB storage engines. We will also see how to investigate and solve performance problems.

Attending this conference only requires a very basic knowledge of relational databases. MariaDB/MySQL specific characteristics will be shortly explained when needed – thus, other DBMS's users will be able to understand all the covered topics.