MARIADB has joined CloudLinux and Solace Systems as members of the Linux Foundation as the open source organisation continues its individual membership drive.
MariaDB, which recently launched its Summer 2015 edition, has been part of a flurry of announcements recently, and its database is now becoming standard in SUSE and Red Hat, and as additional support for Docker containers.
The company has also used its relationship with IBM to create Turbo LAMP, an enhanced version of the LAMP stack for IBM Power8 processors. The M in LAMP has traditionally stood for mySQL but is increasingly being replaced by Maria.
"MariaDB has more than two million users globally and over 500 customers in more than 45 countries, most of which are running Linux," said Roger Levy, vice president of product management at MariaDB.
"The drive for increased innovation, massive scalability and high availability at a lower total cost of ownership is driving increased use of open source.
"We're looking forward to working more closely with the Linux Foundation to ensure enterprises benefit from the most secure, agile and scalable open source technologies available to handle today’s demanding, data-intensive applications."
CloudLinux, with its eponymous operating system, aims to increase server density and security, while its Kernelcare* product provides a technique allowing kernel updates to Linux operating systems without requiring a reboot, maximising server up time.
Finally, Solace Systems is a messaging middleware designer that allows messaging data to move seamlessly between distributed applications, devices and users. It will work on the OpenMAMA messaging API which will provide interconnectivity between different messaging platforms.
The Linux Foundation continues to be a neutral organisation offering management of industry-wide initiatives. Just today it was announced that the organisation will curate the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to manage standards for containerisation, starting with Google's Kubernetes. µ
*named after Danger Mouse's boss, said in a plummy voice.
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