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System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. MySQL vs. Valentina Server
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|Name||MariaDB Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||Valentina Server Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||MySQL 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.||Widely used open source RDBMS||Object-relational database and reports server|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Graph DBMS with OQGraph storage engine
|Website||mariadb.com Site of MariaDB Corporation|
mariadb.org Site of MariaDB Foundation
|Developer||MariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise), |
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) The lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
|Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||Paradigma Software|
|Initial release||2009 Fork of MySQL, which was first released in 1995||1995||1999|
|Current release||10.11.3, May 2023||8.0.33, April 2023||5.7.5|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source GPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||FreeBSD|
Windows ColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
|Data scheme||yes Dynamic columns are supported||yes||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|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||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes with proprietary extensions||yes with proprietary extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||Ada|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes PL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3||yes proprietary syntax||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||several options for horizontal partitioning and Sharding||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes not for in-memory storage engine||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes with MEMORY storage engine||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||MariaDB fully managed cloud service SkySQL is a second generation cloud database...|
|Competitive advantages||Second generation cloud database service, SkySQL MariaDB plc is focused on delivering...|
|Typical application scenarios||Web, SaaS and Cloud operational applications that require high availability, scalability...|
|Key customers||Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...|
|Market metrics||MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...|
|Licensing and pricing models||MariaDB plc subscriptions cover our free, open source database, Community Server,...|
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