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SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge and Solutions Day this Friday

If you’re attending the conference, be sure to stay the extra day (this Friday) for the SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge and Solutions Day.

You can register for the Free Solutions Day here (just name, email, company, and country):

And if you’re around that day, there will be a SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge open all day long, so feel free to stop by and speak directly with the SkySQL and MariaDB Experts.

More about the Consulting Lounge can be found here too.


Microseconds and MariaDB

Most of you are all aware of the lack of microsecond support in MySQL.

This has been a long-standing issue:

*cringe* .. sorry, just my normal reaction after seeing that bug, err feature request, again and again over the past 6+ years ..

However, I think many people do not realize that microseconds are supported by MariaDB in version 5.3+, which for all intensive purposes is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

So if you need microsecond support for MySQL, you should definitely check out MariaDB.

“In MariaDB 5.3, the TIME, DATETIME, and TIMESTAMP types, along with the temporal functions, CAST and dynamic columns, now support microseconds. The datetime precision of a column can be specified when creating the table with CREATE TABLE”


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