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MariaDB is a high performance, open source database that helps the world's busiest websites deliver more content, faster.

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MariaDB review by <span>Pablo L.</span>
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Liviana y rapida pero no es para todo el mundo

What do you like best?

Lo que me parece mas interesante es que es una base de datos muy compacta y realmente sirve para trabajar con escasos recursos . No es dificil de instalar y de verdad que se adapta a cualquier dispositivo que la encesite.

What do you dislike?

Dentro de lo que considero que deberia procesar pues tiene sus fallos ya que no es tan secillo para trabajar como un SQL server o el mismo toad , de verdad que debes manejar muy bien la tematica informatica si quieres meterte con este manejador. Ademas de que la informacion es escasa para el momento de una consulta o aguna referencia. Otro problerma que observe fue que cuando se trata de volumenes grandes de datos la base de datos pierde mucho sus prestaciones , y tiene algunos detalles con tipo de datos timestamp , los cuales el software que usamos los necesita

Recommendations to others considering the product

traten de recabar la mayor cantidad de informacion posible sobre los posibles escenarios de instalacion y resolucion de problemas para que asi cuenten con suficiente material de respaldo

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolvimos problemas de almacenamiento con en dispositivos muy antiguos , considero que en este aspecto vale la pena la forma de trabjar ya que solventa un problema grave con respecto a los dispositivo de vieja data.

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MariaDB review by <span>Alan I.</span>
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Good DB , not very easy to understand

What do you like best?

What i do like of MariaDB was how lite the db is , and how fast can work with aplicactions . For apps that need to store data but not for long it is a real good DB.

What do you dislike?

What i did not like how difficult is to config and how hard is to find documentation to learn how to use it . Also is not open by any manager , this cuold be trouble in workplaces where have tools in a especific way

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for mobile enviorment , maybe web apps for a intranet , if you are thinking in use it in a more open enviorment , such as post to website o a intranet apps think twice the size of the data that is going to be process

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

More than business problems , it gave us a new look of lite versions of DB , normally we use regular Data Bases but , some of our software send us a new version and came with this type of Data base , so we try to look the beneficit and see how works with our other tools.

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MariaDB review by <span>Toby C.</span>
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MariaDB for me!!

What do you like best?

I like the fact that MariaDB is uses the same commands and syntax as MySql and is faster. The ease of use is awesome. There is no learning curve if you are coming from MySql or sqlite. The ability to migrate over from MySQL with ease was a major factor in switching. Everyone in my company that was able to use MySQL and SQLite are able to use MariaDB with no downtime in order to learn a new system.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything I have found that I dislike about MariaDB. It is very easy to use and lightening fast, MariaDB is also free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will not be dissappointed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving business problems with data storage and have realized the speed over other databases out there. The query speed is much faster than using MySQL. The best part is if your company is using MySQL or SQLite, it will be a seemless migration to MariaDB.

MariaDB review by <span>Gustavo V.</span>
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Why MariaDB

What do you like best?

MariaDB has inherited one of the features of MySQL I liked most: speed. I have tested both MariaDB and PostgreSQL and I have always found MariaDB to be faster. Besides it it has a very complete featureset for a relational database.

What do you dislike?

Even with the pass of time and even the fork that sprang MariaDB from MySQL, I have not witnessed substancial advancements in the replication scheme of this database.

Concurrent operations might cause trouble in MariaDB, because at this time, concurrency it is not well handled by this RDBMS.

Full Text search might be another area where you can find MariaDB short suport.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MariaDB is definitely one of the best options you have when developing web application, due to its simplicity and speed. However, there are another issues that have to be considered, specially if the web site has a lot of traffic, like concurrency, because in this area MariaDB is still not performing very well and you might get a bottleneck in your apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our website is a data driven web site, since most of it contents are loaded through templates and data that is read dinamically from a MariaDB databases. That let us make changes to the content of the website very fast and above all, the person in charge of doing this changes is not required to be a web developer. We also use MariaDB for other internal web apps.

MariaDB review by <span>Matt F.</span>
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More stable drop-in replacement for MySQL

What do you like best?

I like best that this is Open Source software that was created by a group that originally developed MySQL.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. This project is managed well and the software is very stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, it won't cost you anything to test it out, and it is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We switched to MariaDB due to performance and stability issues with MySQL starting in version 5.5. We were experiencing query locks that didn't happen under older versions of MySQL, and once we switched we learned about the great additional features that MariaDB has, like the Aria engine and the client features that show query progress.

MariaDB review by <span>Scott K.</span>
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MySQL server flavor MariaDB

What do you like best?

For the most part, MariaDB is a binary drop in replacement for MySQL where you should be able to just fire up MariaDB from standard MySQL database already in production. You'll want to reference their site for any changes to be aware of (as there's even configuration settings and syntax differences between versions), but in general if you're running somewhat of a modern version of MySQL (5.1+), MariaDB 10.x (based on MySQL 5.6+), you shouldn't experience any problems after mysql upgrading the system tables.

In comparison to standard MySQL, there's a number of improvements (Percona also has many of the same and is very good too), including but not limited to:

- several other storage engines can be used

- significant speed improvements such as subqueries and joins with the optimizer

- faster and safer replication

- parallel replication

- innodb specific tunings (mostly related for speed)

- indexes for the memory(heap) engine considerably faster

- thread pools as of mariadb 5.1, even better in 5.5+

- gtid and multi-source replication

- fulltext searching support with InnoDB!

- table elimination

- microseconds implementation

- much better user stats and progress reporting when altering tables, loading data from infile, etc.

- truly open source!

What do you dislike?

I can't say there isn't anything that I really dislike about MariaDB. In the newer versions, InnoDB supports fulltext searching (implemented as of MySQL 5.6) which makes converting table engines lucrative to avoid table locks for the most part that couldn't be done before since FULLTEXT was strictly MyISAM. They can still happen in certain cases, although will generally release pretty fast depending on the queries, system resources and the amount of load the system is under.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The amount of improvements / features MariaDB has only enhances standard MySQL to be better and is practically a drop-in replacement over standard MySQL.

I would highly recommend giving it a try if you're looking for performance increases and enhancements/features that are available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved speed with queries, replication, the ability to convert MyISAM tables to InnoDB now that it supports FULLTEXT searching and eliminates table locks that MyISAM would impose based on how the storage engine works (table based locking with MyISAM vs row based locking with InnoDB).

The progress reporting via the MySQL CLI is rather useful for knowing the percentage amount done from an executed command, along with indicating how long it will take (per stage).

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