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DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitemariadb.com Site of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org Site of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­mariadb
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) The lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release2009
Current release10.1.21, January 2017
LicenseOpen Source GPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Data schemeyes Dynamic columns are supported
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes with proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Supported programming languagesAda
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresyes propriatary syntax
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster Partitioning by range, list, hash, key
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication using MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes not for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID not for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes not for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes with MEMORY storage engine
User concepts Access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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Conferences and events

M17 - First MariaDB user conference
New York City, USA, 11-12 April 2017

Recent citations in the news

TheSSS 21.0 Live Linux Server OS Arrives with MariaDB 10.1.21 and Apache 2.4.25
13 February 2017, Softpedia News (blog)

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31 January 2017, ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source
19 August 2016, InfoWorld

How to set up database replication with MariaDB
2 November 2016, TechRepublic

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3 October 2016, The Register

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