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Find out what your peers are saying about MariaDB vs. Oracle Database and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"MariaDB is stable and the initial setup is straightforward.""Installation is straightforward.""The performance is very good.""The solution is very easy to implement.""MariaDB performs well as the backend database for our cloud-based telephony solution.""The solution runs very quickly. It's not slow at all.""MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.""Great monitoring and performance stability."

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"When we are not able to solve a problem we immediately contacted Oracle support team to help us solve it.""It's powerful and fast, and the backup system is wonderful.""It does what I want it to do. It has got a lot of features. Anytime I need a feature, I am able to find it in Oracle Database. It has never happened that I found a feature in any other database, but I was not able to find it in Oracle.""All of the features offered by Oracle, more than meet the expectations.""It's extremely easy to use and the performance is great.""One of the most valuable features is the stability.""It's fast compared to other databases.""The feature that I worked with and that excited me the most is one that is not available in other databases, and it involves the use of Java Runtime."

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"I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases.""MariaDB could be improved by adding more automation.""The stability could always continue to be improved upon.""Lacks time series data and additional driving support would be helpful.""MariaDB doesn't handle long or complex SQL queries quite as well as Oracle Database.""When we have had issues with accidental computer shutdown or a power outage, our MariaDB database was corrupted.""It does not have tools for debugging procedures and functions.""The GUI could be improved a bit. The user interface needs to be improved."

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"Oracle is not easy to integrate with other systems, which is something that should be improved.""There are SQL plan flips that are happening with version 12c. We would basically like to have the next version wherein we don't see such plan flips because they create performance issues. There are quite a lot of features that I would like to see, but this is the main one for now.""The licensing cost could be better.""I believe that the simplicity of installation and configuration for logging in to Microsoft and PostgreSQL could be improved.""It should have flexible licensing across different platforms. It has got different licensing models for Intel Power and SPARC servers.""The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing.""The licensing formulation is too complicated.""There is a new version of Oracle and Database Firewall, version 20, for which I would be interested in receiving training."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"When it comes to MariaDB, it should have a more cost-effective license.""The price of this solution represents a very good compromise between the cost and what it offers.""We pay for a yearly license.""This is an open-source product, which can be used free of charge.""MariaDB is open-source and self-hosted.""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.""It's an open-source solution.""I used the open-source version, which is available free of charge."

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"The pricing should be cheaper.""There is a license required for this solution and it is a little expensive.""The licensing costs are on a yearly basis.""We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.""Oracle is also very expensive.""Definitely, it's an expensive product.""Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing.""Our customers buy licenses from Oracle directly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.
Top Answer: This is an open source solution with no licensing fees.
Top Answer: It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.
Top Answer: DB2 versus Oracle: - Table structure is different - Data structures - there are some differences including the data type, format and length.
Top Answer: The performance and reliability are the best features of the Oracle Database.
Top Answer: This is quite an expensive product. It's not cheap. We pay a yearly licensing fee to Oracle.
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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.

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
Agncia Nacional de guas, Anbima, Aria Systems, Asiana Airlines, Astelit LLC, Australian Finance Group, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BT, Caja de Seguros S.A., Casas GEO S.A.B. de C.V., Comic Relief UK, Corsair Components Inc., CSAM Health AS, CSOB Group, Datacraft Solutions, DenizBank A.S., Department of Treasury and Finance WA, Office of State Revenue, Deutsche B_rse AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Messe AG, Digicel Haiti, DPR COSEA, Essar Group, Essatto Software Pty Ltd, Farmšcia e Drogaria Nissei Ltda., Fomento Econ‹mico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), FundaÊo Petrobras de Seguridade Social, Future Group, GFKL Financial Services AG, Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Sinosserra, Guerra S.A. Implementos Rodovišrios, Hanatour International Service, Hays plc, Henan Mobile Co. Ltd, Hochschule Hof, Hong Kong and China Technology (Wuhan) Co. Ltd (Towngas Technology), Industries Corpa_al C.A., Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica, Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, Kcell, LinkShare Corporation, MercadoLibre Inc., MetLife Inc., Nextgen Distribution, €BB-IKT GmbH, Octagon Research Solutions, Pacific Lutheran University, Paragon Data GmbH, Ping ltd., PJSC Trustbank, Prodaub _ Processamento de Dados de Uberl_ndia, Purdue University, Redknee Inc., Robi Axiata Limited, Shanghai Infoservice Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai Sihua Technologies Co. Ltd, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de M_xico, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Suddenlink Communications, Suprajit Engineering Limited, Tallink Grupp, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., Therap Services LLC, Think Passenger Inc., Trafigura, Transmed S.A.L Lebanon, ValeShop, VelQuest Corporation, Vodafone Group plc, West Virginia Network, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company31%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm11%
Company Size
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise46%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
Find out what your peers are saying about MariaDB vs. Oracle Database and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases with 18 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 106 reviews. MariaDB is rated 8.2, while Oracle Database is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Firebird SQL, Amazon Aurora and CockroachDB, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL and Teradata. See our MariaDB vs. Oracle Database report.

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