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MariaDB FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does MariaDB offer?

MariaDB has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of MariaDB?

MariaDB has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does MariaDB support?

MariaDB supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does MariaDB offer an API?

Yes, MariaDB has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does MariaDB integrate with?

MariaDB integrates with the following applications:
Apache Kafka, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI


Q. What level of support does MariaDB offer?

MariaDB offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

MariaDB product overview

What is MariaDB?

MariaDB is the database for all, supporting any workload, in any cloud, at any scale. It has the versatility to support transactional, analytical & hybrid workloads as well as relational, JSON & hybrid data models. MariaDB scales from standalone databases and data warehouses to fully distributed SQL for executing millions of TPS and performing interactive, ad hoc analytics on billions of rows. Deploy MariaDB on commodity hardware, on all major public clouds & through MariaDB SkySQL DBaaS.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Chat

Training options

Webinars
Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Videos

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MariaDB features

Functionality

4.6

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Total features

30

4 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Reporting/Analytics
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Activity Dashboard
Data Import/Export
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MariaDB users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

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71

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.06/10
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Pros
The improved fork of an excellent solution, integrate with a lot of software.
More languages supported than MySQL and more functions. I also love that it's open source and totally free.
MariaDB it's a great database that provides a very good way to storage data and it's compatible with multiple operating systems.
Cons
Sometimes it's slow on merging upstream from MySQL which becomes pain because you can't use the same feature which already exists in MySQL.
I had some problems where I couldn't actually login as the root user even though I set a password for them. The only way I've been able to is by using sudo.
It doesn't have all the MySQL features and it has delayed compatibility with MySQL versions starting from 5.5.

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Justin S.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

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Great product, but MySQL is still the standard

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Cindy C.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MariaDB Review

Reviewed 4 years ago

My overall experience with MariaDB has been very favorable. I like the clustering features a lot, and it's built in already, which is awesome since it saves me time. I like that I can export my entire database in to MariaDB, be it a little hard to figure out at first but once you get the hang of it you will do better with it the next time round.

Pros

What I like most about MariaDB is that if you know how to use MySQL then you will definitely know how to use MariaDB! With some added functionality and features it is much faster and it is pretty stable to use. The database is free to use, but lightweight in comparison to my sequel so it's perfect for starter to medium sized projects.

Cons

What I like least about MariaDB is that you will definitely need some guidance at first if you are not already familiar with this kind of software, especially when it comes to things like creating a new cluster. If you do run into a snag though the MariaDB community is very helpful and usually answer quick if you need a few pointers. There are also tons of forums and help guides you can refer to if need be.

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Rob B.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB a good RDBMS

Reviewed 4 years ago

We want to be able to migrate data in our training from a H2 (flat file) database to an RDBMS enviroment that can be shared among multiple servers. Furthermore we want a simple command line where we can use easy commands to create and manipulate data. MariaDB offers all that.

Pros

MariaDB is our personal choice for the RDBMS in our training environment. it is simple to setup on linux as well as windows and is leightweigth yet performant. it starts quickly and does not take up too much space on disk. I use mainly the terminal interface doing simple commands from the mysql command line. I like the fact that it is compatible with mysql (of which it is of course a fork). When i want to have a graphical overview of the databases and tables i use a separate tool called DBeaver to show the ERD and look at the tables. Most of the time we work with a limited number of database records, but also have a complete dataset of all registered vehicles nationally (16+ million records) which is also performing. All within of course our training environment.

Cons

There is nothing I really dislike about it. It performs well, we can use it without incurring cost and it performs and is stable.

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Osman D.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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MariaDB_01

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

it is a free database management system. it is good to store relational data.

Cons

There are many database that will be good alternative to MariaDB

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Eljakim S.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MariaDB as a drop in replacement for MySQL just works

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use it to store all of our data.

Pros

It is so much faster than MySQL, especially when we alter the table structure of large tables it just works so much faster. The built in clustering features work quite well as well.

Cons

Starting a cluster is annoying. It's not overly hard, but you have to remember the statements. It would be a lot better if the startup script would say 'cannot attach to cluster, start a new one?' or something similar. Despite the speed, we have had a couple of crashes where we could not startup the server. This has never happened to our MySQL servers, so that was a surprise. It may have been a specific 10.2 version on Ubuntu, because on our 18.04LTS servers this has not happened again. Performance of the cluster when using INSERT IGNORE statements with 100,000s of records that are all duplicates is a lot slower than on MySQL.

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Hisham F.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Database server ever

Reviewed a year ago

I am using it in ERP systems and applications, all my cloud applications uses MariaDB as backend.

Pros

Easy, Fast, Secured, and stable.Can hold huge data also.

Cons

Perfomance tunning needs more tools to get best performance.

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