Created#More Posted time:May 18, 2017 0:09 AM
Recently, MariaDB Foundation announced that Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has become its platinum sponsor. The sponsorship will help the Foundation in its goals to ensure continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem, and to drive
adoption, serving an ever growing community of users and developers.
The MariaDB foundation aims to provide infrastructure support for the MariaDB project, the user and the developer community, and
exchange database technology. Currently, the foundation has three levels of sponsorship members which are platinum, gold and bronze.
Most of the sponsors are from the MariaDB project contributors or widely used enterprises.
Alibaba Cloud has already sponsored a developer for the MariaDB Foundation, Lixun Peng, who specializes in replication and will focus on
enhancing the replication features in the MariaDB database server, and support the merging of AliSQL (Alibaba’s open source MySQL branch) patches into MariaDB.
Alibaba Cloud is the Foundation’s second platinum sponsor after Booking.com.