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MariaDB System Properties

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NameMariaDB
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score70.64
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release2009
Current release10.3.9, August 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supported
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome 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 infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, key
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
MariaDB
Specific characteristics

Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and services.  Optimized for performance and offering high availability, security and interoperability.

Competitive advantages

High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.

Typical application scenarios

Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability, scalability and performance.

Key customers

Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western Digital

Market metrics

MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and the cloud stacks offered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Rackspace.

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Recent citations in the news

Why Alibaba's deal with MariaDB might open up a new front in the cloud wars
21 September 2018, TechRepublic

ServiceNow confirms relational-ship with MariaDB: We're protecting our toolchain
20 September 2018, The Register

Alibaba Computing Conference 2018 yields partnership with MariaDB
21 September 2018, App Developer Magazine

Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Announce the Launch of ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX
19 September 2018, DevOps.com

MariaDB acquires Clustrix to advance its database platform
21 September 2018, Daily Host News (press release) (blog)

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