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DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities
Database modelRelational DBMS
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Rank#18  Overall
#11  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 release10.1.22, March 2017
License Commercial or Open SourceOpen 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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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

MariaDB CEO on the open source enterprise – and why good databases are NOT a commodity
14 April 2017, Diginomica

First MariaDB user conference hails renaissance of relational model
18 April 2017, ComputerWeekly.com

Alibaba on open source and cloud business in China – live from the MariaDB user conference
12 April 2017, Diginomica

M|17 Highlights MariaDB's Global Reach and Accelerating Adoption
11 April 2017, Yahoo Finance

MariaDB to Add JSON Support
14 April 2017, IT Business Edge (blog)

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