DB-EnginesInstaclustr banner English
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MariaDB

MariaDB System Properties

Please select another system to compare it with MariaDB.

Our visitors often compare MariaDB with PostgreSQL, MySQL and MongoDB.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMariaDB
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Additional database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score56.40
Rank#18  Overall
#11  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 release10.2.9, September 2017
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
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 methodsADO.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 infopropriatary syntax
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
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 controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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.

3rd party products and services
Navicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.

We invite representatives of 3rd party vendors to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MariaDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
1 April 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB
29 September 2017, TechCrunch

How to add foreign key in PHPMyAdmin using MariaDB as the database engine?
26 September 2017, SitePoint

Alibaba invests $27 million in Cloud Database Startup MariaDB
1 October 2017, TechPluto (blog)

How to set, change, and recover a MySQL root password
17 October 2017, TechRepublic

Meta: Say Hello to Beefy
21 October 2017, The Key Play

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Oracle DBA/Architect
Precision Management Solutions, Woodlawn, MD

Sr. Software Engineer
Jive Apps, Fairfax, VA

Support Engineer IV - AMZ2120
Amazon Corporate LLC, Sunnyvale, CA

Software Engineer II, Full Stack (Web)
Course Hero, Redwood City, CA

ColdFusion/Java Developer
Enviance, Carlsbad, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax logo

Datastax delivers Apache Cassandra as part of a database platform purpose built for IOT, Web and Mobile Apps. Download now.

Neo4j logo

Get your step-by-step guide comparing RDBMS to graph databases, including data models, query languages, and deployment strategies.

AllegroGraph logo

Semantic Graph Database Leader - Add The Power of Cognitive Probability Graphs - Unique Graph Visualizations - Free Download

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here