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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. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score91.04
Rank#13  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 infoFork of MySQL, which was first released in 1995
Current release11.3.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
STACKIT MariaDB offers MariaDB in a fully managed version in enterprise grade, 100% GDPR-compliant.
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 methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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 nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica 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

MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON support, Oracle Database compatibility, continuous availability and comprehensive security.

MariaDB can be deployed as a standard database, or as a data warehouse. It supports transactional, analytical and hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP) with row storage for fast transactions and columnar storage for scalable analytics.

MariaDB's versatility stems in large part from its pluggable storage engine architecture, with different storage engines optimized for different workloads. 

MariaDB database portfolio (on-premise, or private cloud)

MariaDB Enterprise Server is an enhanced, hardened and secured version of MariaDB created to provide customers with enterprise reliability, stability and long-term support.

MariaDB ColumnStore is a columnar storage engine for MariaDB, transforming it into a data warehouse for interactive, ad hoc analytics at scale. In addition, it has optional support for massively parallel processing and object storage (e.g., Amazon S3).

MariaDB MaxScale is an advanced database proxy for MariaDB. It abstracts away the physical database infrastructure so developers don't have to worry about using separate read/write connections or handling load balancing, and DBAs can add replicas/nodes or perform upgrades without interrupting production applications.

Competitive advantages

MariaDB Servers have many features unavailable in other open source relational databases.

  • Encryption at rest
  • Point-in-time rollback
  • Multi-master clustering
  • Encryption at rest
  • Sharding
  • Table and log compression
  • Temporal tables
  • Oracle PL/SQL compatibility
  • Columnar storage

MariaDB provides additional features previously unseen in open source relational databases.

Zero Interruption Failover (ZIF) preserves existing connections, recovers any in-flight transactions and retries any failed queries, making database instance failures completely transparent to applications.

Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) stores data in both row and columnar formats, enabling customer-facing transactional applications to incorporate fast analytics on near real-time data.

Typical application scenarios

Web, SaaS and Cloud operational applications that require high availability, scalability and performance for transactional and analytical processing workloads.

Key customers

Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens

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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.

Licensing and pricing models
MariaDB plc subscriptions cover our free, open source database, Community Server, production databases including MariaDB Enterprise Server, ColumnStore, and MaxScale.  Subscriptions can be product-specific with optional service and support contracts for contracted, extended periods of time.
Related products and services
Navicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.

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Recent citations in the news

MariaDB plc (NYSE:MRDB) Short Interest Down 16.9% in May
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21 May 2024, The Register

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