About MariaDB

MariaDB is the database for all, supporting any workload, in any cloud, at any scale. It has the versatility to support transactional, analytical & hybrid workloads as well as relational, JSON & hybrid data models. MariaDB scales from standalone databases and data warehouses to fully distributed SQL for executing millions of TPS and performing interactive, ad hoc analytics on billions of rows. Deploy MariaDB on commodity hardware, on all major public clouds & through MariaDB SkySQL DBaaS.

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Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of MariaDB: 35

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audit Management
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Built-In Database
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Storage
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Performance Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Relational
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Template Management
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(52)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

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Cindy C.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2019/11/05

My overall experience with MariaDB has been very favorable. I like the clustering features a lot,...

My overall experience with MariaDB has been very favorable. I like the clustering features a lot, and it's built in already, which is awesome since it saves me time. I like that I can export my entire database in to MariaDB, be it a little hard to figure out at first but once you get the hang of it you will do better with it the next time round.

Pros

What I like most about MariaDB is that if you know how to use MySQL then you will definitely know how to use MariaDB! With some added functionality and features it is much faster and it is pretty stable to use. The database is free to use, but lightweight in comparison to my sequel so it's perfect for starter to medium sized projects.

Cons

What I like least about MariaDB is that you will definitely need some guidance at first if you are not already familiar with this kind of software, especially when it comes to things like creating a new cluster. If you do run into a snag though the MariaDB community is very helpful and usually answer quick if you need a few pointers. There are also tons of forums and help guides you can refer to if need be.

Alternatives Considered

MySQL

Reasons for Choosing MariaDB

I made the switch from MySQL because I had heard good feedback about using the branched off Maria Data Base such as improved speed for instance, and personally I found it to be true, MariaDB is a lot faster MySQL.

Switched From

MySQL

Reasons for Switching to MariaDB

Speed. Upgraded features. Fewer crashes.
Eljakim S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

MariaDB as a drop in replacement for MySQL just works

Reviewed on 2019/10/22

We use it to store all of our data.

We use it to store all of our data.

Pros

It is so much faster than MySQL, especially when we alter the table structure of large tables it just works so much faster. The built in clustering features work quite well as well.

Cons

Starting a cluster is annoying. It's not overly hard, but you have to remember the statements. It would be a lot better if the startup script would say 'cannot attach to cluster, start a new one?' or something similar.
Despite the speed, we have had a couple of crashes where we could not startup the server. This has never happened to our MySQL servers, so that was a surprise. It may have been a specific 10.2 version on Ubuntu, because on our 18.04LTS servers this has not happened again.
Performance of the cluster when using INSERT IGNORE statements with 100,000s of records that are all duplicates is a lot slower than on MySQL.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SQL Server

Reasons for Choosing MariaDB

MariaDB came out faster from our tests

Switched From

MySQL

Reasons for Switching to MariaDB

We needed a relational database for this product. Postgress and SQL Server have their own group of people that love it. But it would take too much in refactoring to switch to something completely different.
Justin S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great product, but MySQL is still the standard

Reviewed on 2021/04/06

MariaDB is easy to set up and use, but I worry that its community support isn't where it needs to...

MariaDB is easy to set up and use, but I worry that its community support isn't where it needs to be in order to be a top contender against MySQL.

Pros

MariaDB has picked up the community-oriented development mindset where MySQL left off since being acquired by Oracle. I've had virtually no problems with stability, and MariaDB seems to be actively developed.

Cons

Unfortunately, the majority of the community still seems to use MySQL, and that will become a problem as MySQL and MariaDB continue to diverge. How many developers will want to support both platforms? It's difficult to say.

Torikul I.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

MariaDB is an outstanding database that is so easy to use

Reviewed on 2021/09/23

I've used MariaDB for my project purpose, developed a web application for my client. MariaDB...

I've used MariaDB for my project purpose, developed a web application for my client. MariaDB database was really helpful for me and I was able to do that project successfully.

Pros

I was a newbie when I start using MariaDB but the database was pretty easy to handle and use. This database can do competition with MySQL because both databases have good quality and usability. I know some developers and clients like MariaDB more than MySQL because MariaDB has an extra smoothness that makes the work more perfect. Its features, functionality, table management, edit are really good and comfortable to use, even it works fast and quickly when a command has been made.

Cons

I can remember just one negative side with MariaDB that is migration related. It wasn't a good experience when I tried to migrate data for the first time. It was complicated and I still feel that it's complicated!

Rob B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

MariaDB a good RDBMS

Reviewed on 2019/12/14

We want to be able to migrate data in our training from a H2 (flat file) database to an RDBMS...

We want to be able to migrate data in our training from a H2 (flat file) database to an RDBMS enviroment that can be shared among multiple servers. Furthermore we want a simple command line where we can use easy commands to create and manipulate data. MariaDB offers all that.

Pros

MariaDB is our personal choice for the RDBMS in our training environment. it is simple to setup on linux as well as windows and is leightweigth yet performant. it starts quickly and does not take up too much space on disk.

I use mainly the terminal interface doing simple commands from the mysql command line. I like the fact that it is compatible with mysql (of which it is of course a fork). When i want to have a graphical overview of the databases and tables i use a separate tool called DBeaver to show the ERD and look at the tables.
Most of the time we work with a limited number of database records, but also have a complete dataset of all registered vehicles nationally (16+ million records) which is also performing. All within of course our training environment.

Cons

There is nothing I really dislike about it. It performs well, we can use it without incurring cost and it performs and is stable.

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MariaDB offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact MariaDB for subscription pricing. MariaDB SkySQL cloud database pricing can be found here: https://mariadb.com/products/skysql/pricing/

MariaDB has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

MariaDB supports the following languages:

English

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MariaDB integrates with the following applications:

Apache Kafka, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau

MariaDB offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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