MariaDB Competitors and Alternatives

The top MariaDB competitors are
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • CockroachDB
  • Firebird SQL
  • MySQL
  • Percona Server
  • Oracle Database
  • IBM Db2
Read reviews of MariaDB competitors and alternatives
Andrés Gómez Casanova
Real User
DB2 DBA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* PureScale * Blu acceleration * XML and JSON datatypes * Autonomous computing (storage, memory, and maintenance) * HADR * NoSQL (RDF and MongoDB).

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the stability, the applications can have a very long uptime, even with modifications in the application. I have never needed to install a... more»

What needs improvement?

Monitoring. There are very few applications that really monitor DB2. Marketing. IBMers from other IBM brands, do not rely on DB2.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used a little bit of Oracle, SQL Server, PostgresSQL, and MySQL. They are good platforms, but they are not as easy to work with as DB2 is.

What other advice do I have?

If you are creating a small budget project, DB2 could be your first option. You have almost no limits with the Community-C edition (the free... more»
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Microsoft
Paul Nockolds
Real User
Data Analyst at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to organize and structure our data in order to extract and provide it to various products and systems... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to easily upscale previous systems to provide an efficient interface for our internal clients to do their... more»

What needs improvement?

Learning SQL could be easier. Some inbuilt tools to enable faster query writing would be very useful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not my area.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Used MS Access, but data ports became too large for it to support, so we needed a product to take us to the next level... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework first and be prepared for a tough learning curve.
itmanage2bb4
Real User
Programmer Analyst Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The high availability and the performance are the top-most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

Because we are servicing the end clients, I need to meet the SLA. The performance is the key prize for us. When a customer comes in and logs... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, we are on the version that is just one lower than what's available. I'm looking forward to upgrading to that version, especially the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not previously use a different solution; we've been using this one.

What other advice do I have?

I definitely encourage checking out this solution. Work with Oracle; they're pretty good at coming to your site, giving demos and so on. The... more»

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