Who said MySQL was dead?
Dealing with data is always a great issue: How will I store them? How will I organize them? Do I use a database? Flats files? Relational or not?
Thorough my different works and projects I have been through database administrationg using mainly MySQL and MariaDB, though I also used a bit of Oracle and used SQL Server a lot when working at Microsoft.
I am also used to the SQL language and would quite easily handle several kinds of data migration in a relational database environment.
(Explanations about the title: MySQL is not dead... because MariaDB is here!)