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"The solution is very stable. It was originally built under MySQL. It has a similar level of stability.""This solution is user-friendly.""The most valuable feature of MariaDB is the replication mode.""I would say that for most use cases it works fine.""The performance is very good.""MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL.""From the user's perspective, the performance of the columnar queries is very good in terms of the database when comparing it to the Oracle, and MySQL.""What I like best about MariaDB is that it is open-source and reliable."

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"MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short."

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Cons
"The interface should be more user-friendly. It should be able to connect directly to the database and Interact with it without having to use commands. It needs better integration.""In the next release, I would like to see improvements in the scalability and redundancy features.""Maria DB has to improve from a management perspective.""It's not very stable. It needs improvement.""It would be helpful if I could specify multiple drives for the database storage.""I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases.""The scaling for database online transactions needs improvement.""Master-master replication is something that needs to be simplified."

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"There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great."

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"The price of this solution represents a very good compromise between the cost and what it offers.""It's an open-source solution.""The licensing cost is approximately $4000.00 per year and the licensing is based on the software and the number of posts that you make.""I used the open-source version, which is available free of charge.""This is an open-source product, which can be used free of charge."

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"I would advise users to try the free 128GB version."

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Top Answer: MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL.
Top Answer: I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases. E.g., if I change from MySQL 5.7 to another database, then MySQL could be the master… more »
Top Answer: SQreamDB is a GPU DB. It is not suitable for real-time oltp of course. Cassandra is best suited for OLTP database use cases, when you need a scalable database (instead of SQL server, Postgres)… more »
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Overview
MariaDB Server is the fastest growing open source database. With its open-source innovation and enterprise-grade reliability, MariaDB Server is a modern database trusted by everyone from highly regulated industries to cutting-edge web-scale companies. MariaDB Server is available through all leading Linux distributions, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, reaching more than 60 million developers worldwide. As one of the most broadly adopted and widely deployed around the world, MariaDB Server receives contributions from companies like Alibaba, Facebook and Google — benefiting the entire community.

MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware. To learn more, visit our Product page - https://msql.co/2xUDAqL. To use MemSQL, get started with a free trial - https://msql.co/2NZOAy9.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Seattle, WA and Portland OR, MemSQL has raised $110M from top investors including GV, Accel Partners, and Khosla Ventures, among others. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.

If you want to work at a company that celebrates diversity, innovation, leadership, and creativity every day, check out our openings on our Careers page - https://msql.co/2RoTZgn.

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Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai SecuritiesUber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg
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Manufacturing Company43%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Healthcare Company11%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise46%
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MariaDB is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 11 reviews while MemSQL is ranked 10th in Relational Databases with 1 review. MariaDB is rated 8.2, while MemSQL is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Works very well, easy to set up, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MemSQL writes "MySQL Big Brother with built-in data pipeline, high concurrency, and blazing fast analytical queries". MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, PostgreSQL, CockroachDB, Percona Server and Vertica, whereas MemSQL is most compared with CockroachDB, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and Cassandra.

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