MariaDB Overview

MariaDB is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Open Source Databases. It is most often compared to SQL Server: MariaDB vs SQL Server

What is MariaDB?
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.
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MariaDB Customers
Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities

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IT Director at a tech services company
Jul 3, 2017
It has given us better join algorithms, connect engines, and ColumnStore​.

What other advice do I have?

If you want a reliable, easy to maintain database solution, I think that MariaDB on RedHat/CentOS is an option that every DBA should consider.
Database Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20, 2015
Enterprise integration is valuable but the audit and security aspects of integration need improvements.

What is most valuable?

Reliability Enterprise integration Documentation Certification Support

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to have an alternative solution to licensed DB's.

What needs improvement?

It requires enterprise integration improvements from the security, and audit perspective (AD integration etc.). Also, existing integration into BI tools is not present.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three to four years.

How are customer service and technical support?

They provide a high level of technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched due to a common OS integration strategy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We switched due to a common OS integration strategy.
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