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MariaDB review by Daniel F.
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"Excellent database for web development"

What do you like best?

I find a database with a lot of potential in its data processing, in addition to having search engines improved with respect to MySQL. The processing time to perform complex operations is faster than other databases, besides being more useful in simple and complex web applications. I also like the amount of data it can support, and the great processing efficiency. In turn, the number of connection wires is much more efficient than in MySQL. It also has very good documentation of its functions, better than MySQL that its documentation is very little

What do you dislike?

The migration of databases from MySQL is not usually very friendly, usually has a certain degree of complexity. The migration of databases from MySQL is not usually very friendly, it usually has a certain degree of complexity for the common user. If you use tools like phpmyadmin if you can make a migration much easier

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this software for the ease of use, and the excellent integration with languages ​​such as PHP and NodeJS.

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

I solve many problems in the company for the management and connection of database, in addition to improving the way of data visualization, because now much faster and more efficient than before. In addition, the web apps that we are currently developing a large amount of data, and this software gave a great improvement in results with respect to MySQL

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MariaDB review by Juan F.
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"Incredible database of great power"

What do you like best?

I like this software because it is a solid and secure database, at the same time it is an improved version of MySQL, it has really powerful search engines for when you have a lot of information in the databases. It is also widely used in the company for our web projects because of the ease of integration it has with servers such as apache

What do you dislike?

I do not like that this software does not bring all the functions are fully documented, the same happens in the case of MySQL. But it is a software like a lot of potential, which is used in large projects and is superior to its competence

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this software, I really consider it a great software for many web projects, I always recommend it to my colleagues

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

I was able to solve the speed of response when consulting content from a database, since it used to take longer, and thanks to the fast search engines of Maria DB can be consulted in tables with large amounts of data without having to take time. Finally this software is helping us to develop various applications in the cloud, which without the help of this software were very slow and heavy applications when using. This software has been a great tool for the company

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MariaDB review by Guillermo F.
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"Excellent database for websites and web applications in the cloud"

What do you like best?

It is a database widely used in our company for the large number of extra features with respect to MySQL, the search engines it has are really powerful against the competition, and is a perfect solution for a large number of applications developed by the company

What do you dislike?

He really considers that he has a lot of tools, his constant updates and for this I think he has nothing that disgusts me. Since it is a tool with great potential for the use that is being given to the company

Recommendations to others considering the product

I believe that any company that has any website or web applications should use this database, since it is very fast and excellent to handle large data flows. I recommend it to all my colleagues. At the same time it is very easy to integrate to any website, and it is also easy to migrate from MySQL to MariaDB.

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

We solve the problems of connection to the database access to large amount of information easily and quickly. Previously with MySQL it was a bit slower the way to make queries to the database, now it is much faster. In turn, the migration made from MySQL is really simple ,because we have done migration work on clients and they are also extremely satisfied

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MariaDB review by Fernando J.
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"Una simple mejora de MySQL"

What do you like best?

El precio también es brillante, es decir, sin desarmar Muy consciente de las estadísticas de rescate. Extremadamente sólido para aplicar en estructuras de producción. El factor excepcional que aprecié aproximadamente de MariaDB es que se convirtió en muy fácil de investigar y usar. Además, las nuevas funciones normalmente son más rápidas para MariaDB.

What do you dislike?

Es muy difícil descubrir qué es lo que no le gusta de MariaDB, supongo que la realidad es que no es tan ampliable como las contrapartes de NoSQL. Los problemas de escalabilidad mientras que los hechos están en un rango mayor de TB. Es cierto para una base de datos centralizada y de tamaño pequeño a mediano. configuraciones También, de vez en cuando hemos enfrentado problemas positivos con la replicación de la información. Además, de vez en cuando nos enfrentamos a problemas positivos con la replicación de datos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

La actualización a MariaDB ha hecho las cosas mucho más fáciles para mí y para los estudiantes también. Encabezado, pie de página, etc. Lo usamos como un motor de base de datos, que se encuentra en todas las famosas distribuciones de Linux para el desarrollo de Drupal, especialmente. Haga que MariaDB se esfuerce más rápido y más confiable que MYSQL.

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Lo usamos para muchas otras porciones únicas del programa. Usamos un MariaDB en nuestro servidor para alojar un Data Warehouse. Además, muchos programas como cloudera utilizan Maria DB como backend. Pequeñas aplicaciones a partir de consultas a ddbb Esto nos ha permitido reducir considerablemente la cantidad de mejora de la guía masiva que se produce al dividir páginas HTML con estructuras comunes i

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MariaDB review by Kanhaiya A.
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"Excellent Choice for Enterprise"

What do you like best?

MariaDB is something new in the market and toward the starting, I didn't know about making the relocation, but rather it has been extremely simple to utilize and has demonstrated a great deal of solidness and speed, I extremely like it to be OpenSource with the product under the GPL permits. This decreases numerous costs which gives a point in support while picking it, I like that it has a huge network where there are dependably individuals willing to help in any issue, its design in the servers is very basic and with not very many assets can have the administration operational, I like that the facilitating suppliers have included it at no extra cost, which influences me to think of it like a ton when I'm going to execute a substance administrator or an electronic trade framework.

What do you dislike?

In spite of the fact that the network has attempted to ensure 100% similarity with MySQL actually it isn't exactly evident when moving to MariaDB it is important to change a few information types that are not accessible. I didn't care for that it is important to uninstall MySQL on my advancement servers so as to introduce MariaDB. This product is fine for little and medium ventures yet it is constrained when you require a hearty database and with many long and visit inquiries so for huge activities it's anything but a decent alternative.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I trust that any organization that has any site or web applications should utilize this database since it is exceptionally quick and amazing to deal with huge information streams. I prescribe it to every one of my partners. In the meantime, it is exceptionally simple to incorporate to any site, and it is likewise simple to relocate from MySQL to MariaDB.

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Not at all like numerous other open source ventures Oracle acquired from the Sun procurement, Oracle does without a doubt still create MySQL and as far as anyone is concerned they have even contracted new able designers after the majority of the first engineers surrendered. The following real discharge MySQL 5.7 will have critical enhancement over MySQL 5.6. In any case, the summit log of 5.7 demonstrates that all donors are @oracle.com. Most submit messages reference issue numbers that are just in an inward tracker at Oracle and in this way not open for open dialog. There are no new submits in the most recent 3 months since Oracle appears to refresh the general population code archive just in huge clusters post-discharge. This does not strike as an improvement exertion that would profit by people in general input circle and the Linus law of "given enough eyes all bugs are shallow".

MariaDB then again is created completely in the open: all advancement choices can be evaluated and bantered on an open mailing rundown of in people in general bug tracker. Adding to MariaDB with patches is simple and fix stream is straightforward in the completely open and exceptional code archive. The Github measurements for MySQL 5.7 show 24 patrons while the proportional figure for MariaDB 10.1 is 44 givers. In any case, it isn't only an issue of code benefactors – in our experience, MariaDB appears to be increasingly dynamic likewise in documentation endeavors, conveyance bundling and other related things that are required in everyday database organization.

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MariaDB review by Eric L.
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"Easy to use for many environment especially blogger. "

What do you like best?

Cluster function for wiki or WordPress, compatible with existing mysql. Most of the time I use it to serve woocommerce and it did really good. A lot of bash web server installation script may auto implement Mariadb to your server environment by default and compare to other paid DB, e.g. Oracle, it's works good enough for a blogger. It will be a good fit if you install the phpmyadmin for db control and edit.

Cluster function for wiki or WordPress, compatible with existing mysql. Most of the time I use it to serve woocommerce and it did really good. A lot of bash web server installation script may auto implement Mariadb to your server environment by default and compare to other paid DB, e.g. Oracle, it's works good enough for a blogger. It will be a good fit if you install the phpmyadmin for db control and edit.

What do you dislike?

Many configs to follow and some old posts on website may confusing me.

The cluster function sometimes broken due to some notes reboot/dead and it can't auto recovered. It works ok in most of the time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a free DB and not under high traffic, this is quite enough.

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

In generally, I need to admin multiple Wiki and Wordpress and personal site, most of the time mariadb is still able to handle ecommerce site. Sometime you may need to use object cache to help high Database load.

Overall, maraidb is really an easy to use for a non critical site.

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"MariaDB review"

What do you like best?

Great open source DB with plenty of documentation. We use MariaDB exclusively for all our web projects. It uses mainly standard SQL statements, is easy to install, configure, and is well supported in terms of security updates. The price is also great (ie, free!).

What do you dislike?

There isn't much although if I had to say one thing it would for a better GUI interface to view/edit/delete data. MySQLAdmin could use an interface update,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended open source, scalable database. It uses mainly standard SQL statements, is easy to install, configure, and is well supported in terms of security updates. The price is also great (ie, free!).

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

We use MariaDB exclusively as the data store to all of our web/CMS projects. It is relatively stable and easy to set up. It uses mainly standard SQL statements, is easy to install, configure, and is well supported in terms of security updates. Can't be the cost (free) of this product!!!

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MariaDB review by Roderick Y.
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"Just like MySQL but guaranteed to be open-source"

What do you like best?

The biggest difference between these two databases is that MariaDB is open-source. Virtually everything else is identical, although once Oracle (the owner of MySQL) changes the way metadata is stored in the upcoming MySQL 8, that may change. However, until then, if you are a supporter of open source projects, MariaDB is the way to go.

What do you dislike?

The regular complaints about open source projects are lack of support and lack of documentation. I have not experienced that there is a significant problem with this, but there is certainly a lack of personal support provided by the MariaDB Foundation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MariaDB is a solid, robust database which uses identical commands and infrastructure as compared to MySQL. If you are a MySQL user, MariaDB has the added advantage of being open source, and being committed to being so into the foreseeable future.

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

I am using MariaDB as the main database for a private college, and primarily I can offer to the organization that we will have a robust database into the foreseeable future without any overhead.

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MariaDB review by Florence B.
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"MariaDB is the most popular fork of Mysql server."

What do you like best?

That it’s free, improved query optimizer and that its developers have made advanced changes to it. They are replacing InnoDB with XtraDB and implemented a new storage engine, Aria. Aria is both transactional and non-transactional engine. All these changes give It improved performance.

What do you dislike?

MariaDB may not be supported in some web hosting platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give MariaDB a try. It is perfect for web applications on cloud.

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

We use MariaDB as our companies relational database management system to store company information; client’s list, System users' information, and financial data. Organize, retrieve and modify data in a fast and easy approach.

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MariaDB review by Philippe L.
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"Early adopter that is in for the long haul"

What do you like best?

Blazing (and crash resistant) speed with Aria, safe transactions with standard MySQL syntax. Stable, predictable, growing set of features that satisfies every DB storage need. The ability to deploy delayed replication with relative ease is a bonus.

What do you dislike?

Clustering side of the software can be very tedious to set up, and we've instead gone with a Master-Slave-Slave setup to ensure integrity

Recommendations to others considering the product

Run, don't walk, to this solution. Very easy to deploy, very easy to administer, blazing speed, and safeguards to ensure data integrity are all key reasons to choose this over the competition.

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

Storage of millions of records per day from an aggressive statistical data collection approach. Tens of millions of data points stored and queried each day. all on standard IBM server hardware with reasonable amounts of RAM.

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MariaDB review by Matt A.
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"MariaDB is a great alternative to vanilla MySQL"

What do you like best?

I like that MariaDB is maintained by a community-based foundation as opposed to being owned by a larger corporation, especially one that maintains another major relational database system, Oracle.

What do you dislike?

Lacks some of the more "fancy" features of other, more established relational databases like MSSQL and Oracle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch to ensure that MariaDB doesn't fall too far behind MySQL, or at least "holds its own" in terms of its divergence from the original fork from MySQL

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

MariaDB scales well and plugs into our PHP web application seamlessly, meets our needs and is easy to understand and administer.

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MariaDB review by Pablo L.
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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 Alan I.
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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 Toby C.
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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.

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MariaDB review by Gustavo V.
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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.

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"how good is mariadb"

What do you like best?

is a database management system is not that it is the best but if it can be used for projects it does not weigh much but it complies with the normalities of creation of database indexation of the database modification of tables among others

What do you dislike?

This Database Management System arises as a result of the purchase of Sun Microsystems and that company was very good. I'm not against free software, but always try to broadcast to private

Recommendations to others considering the product

continue to improve but need more publicity is good but basic there are applications that in my case I do not need but I recommend to people who are starting in the world of programming they will work

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

It is compatible with all versions of mysql, once you try it and very good indeed.

I solved some details that unlike mysql has some advantages direct replacement of InnoDB direct replacement of Federated and Removed by Oracle of MySQL 5.1.55 but is included in the code of MariaDB up to version 5.5

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MariaDB review by Robert G.
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"Great product for a wide range of database uses."

What do you like best?

The commitment to open source model and th continued development of innovative features and integrations. The Galera synchronous cluster and Node.js MariaDB Connector are two recent ones that come to mind.

What do you dislike?

I wish they would finish the Aria DB engines features to make it on par with the InnoDB engine. I wish they would incorporate either the MyDumper or mysqlpump parallel backup tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a need of MySQL compatible DB server, I would highly recommend using MariaDB for stability as well as range of features and integrations.

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

There are several different products and professional sites in use that utilize MariaDB. DB performance is a definite benefit. Many application cross compatibility is another.

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MariaDB review by Jose Antonio A.
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"Perfect SQL database to store OpenStack information."

What do you like best?

Since MariaDB is a fork of MySQL, the database structure and indexes of MariaDB are the same as MySQL. This allows you to switch from MySQL to MariaDB without having to alter your applications since the data and data structures will not need to change.

What do you dislike?

To make sure MariaDB maintains drop-in compatibility, the MariaDB developers do a monthly merge of the MariaDB code with the MySQL code. Even with this, there are some differences between MariaDB and MySQL that could cause some minor compatibility issues.

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

I used MariaDB for my OpenStack deployment. I scheduled inventory backups, via a scheduler (i.e cron) to run the appropriate commands to perform regular snapshots of my data.

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"MariaDB - Switching to mariaDb is easy with an open source feature"

What do you like best?

The best thing we talk about MariaDb is it has many several optimization techniques that tend to improve the performance, as it has better query performance.

It allows the parallel execution of commands resulting in multi processing and fast execution of the program.

It has an additional feature of thread pooling, a useful concept for the API.

MariaDb is compatible with almost every different platforms.

What do you dislike?

The errors mesaages displayed in MariaDb are usually not very cleared.

So if bit description can be added than it will be more useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work bit on adding more detail to the errors dispayed.

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

MariaDb has several powerful storage engines. Mariadb is very much compatible with the MySQL version which completely opens up the possibility for us to switch to Mariadb seemlessly without any change required in the source code ,like when there are performance issues with another relational database we can switch to MariaDb. An intersing features that mariadb supports is virtual columns, and with this virtusl columns we are capable of performing the calculations at the database level.

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"MariaDB: Best Open Source DB better than MySQL"

What do you like best?

The Development of MariaDB is more open and Vibrant as compared to MySQL and the simple reason is that MariaDB is open source while MySQL is owned by Oracle. Even the GitHub stats show that the number of contributors for MariaDB is way more than MySQL. The storage engines options are better in MariaDB since it excels in the number of storage engines and other plug-ins, most of the popular engines such as Connect, spider are part of the official releases where as in MySQL they are supported via Third party. MariaDB is compatible and easy to migrate i.e. it can easily get compatible to MySQL files.

What do you dislike?

MariaDB should come up with better troubleshooting options e.g. GUI like SSMS for the SQL server. MariaDB is compatible with MySQL till 5.5 but it still lacks some of the features which were released with MySQL 5.6. It should work more on Fixing the replication issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MariaDB is a good drop in replacement for MySQL, i use it everywhere instead of MySQL. It is well suited for medium scale business.

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

MariaDB was our main Database server for our internal project management. Also It was used by our Infrastructure division for some management tools.

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MariaDB review by Matt F.
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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.

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MariaDB review by Scott K.
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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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MariaDB review by marc c.
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"Free DB is best DB :D"

What do you like best?

FREE. No kidding, a database server this awesome and free pretty much sums it up. Needless to say the stability of MariaDB is phenomenal.

What do you dislike?

It's very hard to find what to dislike about MariaDB, i guess just the fact that it's not as scaleable like the NoSQL counterparts? But then again i understand why it cant be so there's that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're using MySQL, switching to MariaDB is just a breeze. If you're hesitating to switch, dont, coz it is like MySQL only better.

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

We use MariaDB as an alternative to MySQL

I like how it fixes bugs faster than MySQL

It's very very stable

So easy to transition from MySQL to MariaDB

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"Using MariaDB as a MySQL replacement"

What do you like best?

I like that I can use all of the standard toolsets that work with MySQL, and they are interoperable which makes the life of an admin and user much easier.

What do you dislike?

I find it confusing that some features only exist in MySQL vs MariaDB, as it makes the decision to use it difficult if you ever wish to migrate between the pieces of software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You do not really need to worry much about compatibility issues if you are already using MySQL.

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

We use this for our internal databases (intranet) in order to run certain pieces of open source software which require a database.

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"No sólo un Fork de MySQL"

What do you like best?

MariaDB is a great database management system, its perfect compatibility with MySQL allows you to migrate from one system to another without problems, since it has the same commands, interfaces, APIs and libraries, making it easier to change a type of server for another.

The two storage engines Aria and XtraDB replace with great advantage the previous MyISAM and InnoDB.

It presents improvements in the speed with respect to MySQL when making complex queries, since it caches data in temporary tables, which supposes a great and fast performance in front of the use of the hard disk.

What do you dislike?

I do not see any bad thing in MariaDB, maybe I would put it as the biggest problem not being able to live the 2 systems together in the same server MariaDB and MySQL, otherwise it is the future of the databases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

After the lace of Oracle to MySQL, MariaDB is our salvation, thanks to your 100% compatibility with MySQL it allows a clean migration without incidents of our systems, without any cost of time or money, very important in the times that we move .

Not to mention talking about the great community that is being generated behind it and that supports it, for my humble opinion MariDB is going in the right direction.

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

We have optimized a large part of our databases with MariaDB, reducing the search time in complex queries, with great performance and great stability of our systems.

No cost, no time or money, for our business because of the compatibility it has with MySQL.

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"Maria DB Best for Compression and very fast"

What do you like best?

High availability, scalable, performance enhancement.

Yes, Maria provides amazing performance for my database. My ads campaign data bumps in here and Maria DB makes my read and insertion faster.

Yes, i will highly recommend Maria DB to others, we should use 10.x version of maria db , as it comes with tokudb compression out of the box.

Which helps us in compression also. as Toku compress and saves our hard disk space, which sometimes are costly. and its high availabiluty makes this better

What do you dislike?

There is no reason as of now to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, i will highly recommend Maria DB to others, we should use 10.x version of maria db , as it comes with tokudb compression out of the box.

Which helps us in compression also. as Toku compress and saves our hard disk space, which sometimes are costly. and its high availabiluty makes this better

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

Add server data is stored in Mysql with Maria DB.

Benefits are fast access . And its community support is also very good.

Yes, i will highly recommend Maria DB to others, we should use 10.x version of maria db , as it comes with tokudb compression out of the box.

Which helps us in compression also. as Toku compress and saves our hard disk space, which sometimes are costly. and its high availabiluty makes this better

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"MariaDB review"

What do you like best?

I like MariaDB because the size of my databases is low and I can use it for mobile applications. It works very fine with mobile apps and I don’t have to store a huge data amount.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like MariaDB because is hard to set up a database or a table and there is no documentation for it, I found only tutorials on YouTube. It’s not compatible with any sql tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you to use it only for mobile applications. It was built for mobile development.

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

I used MariaDB to update our old databases. We got a new interface and new functions .We can run queries much faster and we solved the problem with the huge size of exported sql data.

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MariaDB review by Tyler V.
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"Great standard database"

What do you like best?

I like the vast amount of tools that are available to developers, such as phpMyAdmin. It's also supported by most CMS, like WordPress.

What do you dislike?

Mainly at first, I very much disliked having to learn SQL.

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

We have converted our old static website into a dynamic one. This has allowed us to drastically reduce the amount of mass manual editing that happens to separate HTML pages with common structures (i.e.: header, footer, etc.).

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"Good solid open source DB"

What do you like best?

I have been using maradb for over 5 years it hosts various websites and mail servers that I run. I really like how reliable it is. It is also very easy to use. I have used a lot of databases and i feel that this one is by far the most reliable. Install it setup your schema and away it goes!

What do you dislike?

There really isn't much to not like, but if i had to be picky it would be connecting it to a mail server. If you are a newbie then you will really need to read into how to use the DB, although once you have done this once you won't forget it.

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By putting a database like this into your environment you will soon realise just how reliable and solid this is

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"Drop in replacement for MySQL"

What do you like best?

I love that it is a drop in replacement for MySQL. Super easy to manage and find information about online because they kept it so close to the original.

What do you dislike?

I wish it had a little more popularity. It is the default in CentOS 7 but it isn't in Debian 8. Because it is interchangeable with MySQL this isn't really a big deal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a drop in replacement for MySQL so updating your application to use it instead should be almost trivial. Almost all tutorials and documentation available for MySQL will apply to MariaDB as well.

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

Being a drop in replacement for MySQL allowed us to switch to CentOS 7 with ease. Updating to CentOS 7 let us use more up to date software across our stack. Using MariaDB is dead simple because of the history with MySQL. Tutorials for anything that needs to be done is just a search away. Easy implementation and no additional training.

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"Open-Source RDBMS, but almost gives you an Enterprise Performance"

What do you like best?

You have everything that you need in order to have a very well performance.

What do you dislike?

Some bugs, that hits and basically give us some issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is from my personal experience, if you are using MySQL Database Server, that is limiting you to tweak and perform a performance tuning and optimization, then this is the time for you to maximize everything and to have you a very well promising performance, by tweaking and tuning your database to the highest maximum limit. So, what you are waiting for, try and make a development testing or POC for your company to switch using this MySQL like Database Server,

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

Basically, a lot of different business, I'm solving and solved using this, so basically or mostly E commerce. As I've mentioned you have same like an enterprise MySQL server.

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MariaDB review by Mike G.
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"MariaDB Works"

What do you like best?

MariaDB is easy to install, maintain, and is high performing.

What do you dislike?

MariaDB can be a little tricky to connect a lower-privileged User to the Navicat IDE across a network. That said, with a little “googling” one can quickly learn how to do it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend MariaDB as a database.

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

MariaDB is my go-to database of choice for my web applications and desktop applications. Leveraging PHP and PDO, MariaDB works very well to support the data requirements.

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"Excelente base de datos para trabajar con mysql"

What do you like best?

Me gusta mucho su interfaz es muy amigable y desde php my admin te permite hacer de todo lo necesario para administrar todo lo referente al almacenamiento.

What do you dislike?

Que al poner los distitos servidores de bbdd podamos agrupar estas y que sea más fácilmente de ver.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es la mejor opocion para mysql

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todo lo referente al almacenamiento y la gestion de los datos de pequeños portales web, es muy sencilo el uso la exportación y demás. Para un usuario poco experto tambien es sencillo realizar querys y acceder a los datos en bruto de una manera amigable, es muy recomendable esta aplicacion. Buena.

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"MySQL Open source - Develop by community"

What do you like best?

Relation Database Management System

Forked version of MySQL (From MySQL 5.5). Now latest version of MariaDB is 10.2

Compatibility with code for MySQL, so developer doesn't need change anything when switch to MariaDB

Increase performance on version 10

Integrate and has driver with PHP5, PHP7

What do you dislike?

Need improve speed at startup, indexing and querying.

Implement cache for query better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use mariadb instead of mysql

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

Relation Database Management System

Develop by community

Compatibility with old code for MySQL

Easy for study

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"MariaDB "

What do you like best?

MariaDB is essentially the same as MySQL, except it is community managed. Having said that, MariaDB is great to work with and it’s security is sufficient for our purposes.

What do you dislike?

As it is community managed, MariaDB (unfortunately) receives less updates compared to MySQL. Also, it is not the easiest software to get set up and secured for a production environment (whitelist-only connections to the database, etc.).

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

MariaDB, being so popular, makes it easy to integrate with applications. Also, most software available that requires a database connection supports MariaDB (ie. application support is superb compared to something like Microsoft SQL).

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"Leave MySQL-server for MariaDB right now!"

What do you like best?

MariaDB 10.0 was a complete drop-in replacement for MySQL server. No hassle in setup. Since switching to it, Everything just works as excpected, and faster, lighter, better than plain old MySQL.

We are very much looking forward to moving on to MariaDB 10.1 for some new features.

What do you dislike?

Not much at all to dislike here.

Would like to have master-master replication for other Storage engines than InnoDB as well. MyISAM works, but causes issues due to not replicating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're migrating from MySQL-server, consider MariaDB 10.0 first, since it's a complete drop-in replacement. MariaDB 10.1 contains some improvements MySQL doesn't, and thus cannot be quite considered a drop-in replacement.

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

MariaDB Galera SQL Cluster in a large scale. Master-master replication works beautifully and without errors. We are rapidly scaling our MariaDB Galera clusters, and everything is working smoothly.

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"Buena herramienta de base de datos"

What do you like best?

La mejor parte de MariaDB es el soporte para múltiples motores de base de datos sin requerir licencias por separado. Impresionado por la funcionalidad proporcionada por InnoDB y TokuDB

What do you dislike?

La falta de una herramienta de GUI para realizar tareas básicas de administración, como la programación de trabajos, copias de seguridad, configuración de replicación, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

Estamos usando MariaDB para datos altamente transaccionales que cambian con frecuencia. También usamos MariaDB para archivar y eliminar datos de tablas agresivamente para mantenerlos más pequeños, lo que a su vez hace que la manipulación y recuperación de datos sea más rápida.

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MariaDB review by Claudia C.
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"MariaDB"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor del gestor de base de datos es que tiene las facilidades y ventajas que otra de pago ya que derivaba de MySQL, pero en cambio, esta es una opción gratuita.

What do you dislike?

Apenas tiene cosas que no me gusten pero si tuviera que decidir una sería el hecho de tener que desinstalar MySQL e instalar MariaDb, pero de todas formas, la migración es sencilla.

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

Mi equipo y yo hicimos una página web en la Universidad con este gestor y además, en el trabajo más tarde, por presupuesto decidimos utilizar MariaDB en vez de otras de pago.

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"Great Experience"

What do you like best?

We used MariaDB to make use of Galera clustering. We found the command prompt and logging to be better than that of MySQL. Also, new features usually come faster to MariaDB. Extremely stable to use in Production systems.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. There are a few caveats that need to be covered. It was intended to be a drop in replacement for MySQL but the project has deviated from MySQL since 5.5 release of MySQL. So care needs to be taken while migrating as issues are expected. It is still a smooth transition all and all if you are not using any legacy features.

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

We are using MariaDB as our SQL Database for our backend application. We are happy with the performance and the stability it provides to complete our business goals.

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"Open Source Drop-in Replacement for MySQL"

What do you like best?

I like how MariaDB is an entirely open source product. It gives me confidence that I will have the product to use for years. We've been migrating from a Windows based Database server to a Linux based server and it has been extremely easy; Better uptime, lower cost, lower maintenance. It's been a breeze.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of much to dislike about the product. It has met all of our expectations. An area that might be lacking would be the documentation about each of the settings. Quite a bit of the time, they forward you to MySQL's doc's, and their doc's are terrible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend testing your switch first. Install MariaDB on a test box, then restore a mysqldump from your primary database server. Test out all functionality. mysqltuner is a great program to help with tuning the settings.

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

We use MariaDB as our primary database system. It has given us confidence to store our data in a RDBMS. It has also helped us lower our server costs. We were able to split up our services into multiple cloud servers rather than a monolithic dedicated server.

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"Good experience using MariaDB. Fast & stable."

What do you like best?

I like the facility of use of mariaDB, it's really fast, optimized and works very well into the SQL relational environment. It's a good way to start also in the SQL world.

What do you dislike?

It's only limited to relational SQL, it could be fine to expand this options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great way to start with databases. Use is very simple, sometimes hard todo queries but it's an interesting start in SQL world.

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

I worked with maria DB in information systems, it conforms a great database structure and really stable to work with frameworks like django or spring.

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