Vote for Maria’s new name

Remember the idea behind renaming Maria, the storage engine? People regularly get confused with Maria the storage engine, and MariaDB the database. We got a whole lot of good names, and here’s a short-listed amount of names (short-listed by Monty Program employees down to about 15), and now its up to YOU to help us choose what the new name should be. Quick, go take the survey.

Voting ends on Friday, July 9, 2010, at 23:59UTC.

The winner will be announced on the first day of OSCON on July 19 2010. The winner walks away with a Meerkat net-top from System76.

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  • Alexander

    I think there was already a Storage Engine called Amira. Can the name be recycled?

    • colincharles

      You're right, I don't recall much happening with Amira though. Was it
      just specs? It was all on the internal wiki, which I now obviously do
      not have access to

      Codename for the Gemini storage engine is all Google tells me:

      I guess we'll see how many end up voting for Amira and check with
      Antony Curtis too


      • Alexander

        Later known as Gemini. Project name for a possible InnoDB replacement.

        • colincharles

          We've seen so many “possible InnoDB replacements”. Forgive me if I'm
          getting a little jaded ;)


  • Suanie the Awesome

    did gier tell you how he named our servers? .. you should ask him sometimes

  • Guets

    I vote Mario.. version2 could be Super Mario

    • colincharles


      Please use the voting form in the link above… votes here are
      definitely not counted!


  • Roland Bouman

    Wow – I can't believe you guys didn't shortlist FASTRACKSE!!!


    • colincharles

      Whoops, sorry Roland, guess it didn't make the cut! But you can still help pick out another name ;)