This summer, I will be working with the MariaDB project to upgrade an existing storage engine to use a new Library released by Datastax. I will be mentored by Sergey Petrunia.
I will be working on the Cassandra storage engine which is used as an interface between MariaDB and Cassandra clusters. MariaDB has a pluggable architecture which allows the development of new storage engines that can be loaded at runtime without modifying the server code. This is achieved by implementing an instance of the handler interface.
I this project, I will base my work on MariaDB 10.1 which I build from source using steps outlined in KB.