Friday, November 20, 2015

What is the difference between MySQL and MariaDB?

MySQL predates MariaDB. In fact MariaDB is a fork of MySQL. MySQL was handed down from Sun Microsystems to Oracle which made it somewhat non-open source ( and a need for an open source version became desirable. MariaDB has found acceptance from the likes of Google( and others. Customers like RedHat,SUSE and WikiPedia have moved away from MySQL.

The reasons are obvious:

  • MariaDB has more storage engines then MySQL.
  • Better speed
  • Has new extensions and features
  • Better test and test suites
  • Fewer warnings and bug
  • Truly Open Source (GPL, LGPL or BSD)
  • Strong Community(

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