One thing you might have missed from the MariaDB 10.0.4 Alpha release announcement is that SPIDER is finally in-tree, inside MariaDB. I’ve been watching the SPIDER engine for quite some years and fondly remember the time when Kentoku Shiba dressed up as spiderman at a MySQL Conference.

There are many factors that plays to an engines success. Distribution is one of them. Having a company backing it with services is another, so it is with great pleasure that I also show you Spiral Arms Ltd by Kentoku and Goto.

Overall, a good time to celebrate and I’m very happy for Kentoku and Goto. Now to promote its use. There’s a lot of dated resources that we need to get back up to speed with, so I expect that in time the Knowledgebase entry will well populated.