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MariaDB is the database for all, supporting any workload, in any cloud, at any scale. Try MariaDB now.

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MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) designed to help businesses record, update, and manage data and...

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Pros

I was a newbie when I start using MariaDB but the database was pretty easy to handle and use. This database can do competition with MySQL because both databases have good quality and usability.
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.
The improved fork of an excellent solution, integrate with a lot of software.

Pros

Easy to install and free, nice tool to write SQL queries. Important for data analysts and a good tool on the market.
Overall MySQL is an amazing database for any kind of application. It is robust with almost every feature an application needs.
Great database for open-source but commercial products as well. It has very good performance and lots of additional features (like log-based replication) included without additional cost.

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.

Cons

Error messages are not well explanatory. If you are stuck with an issue, it is difficult to get a support.
Really large databases become slow and need a lot of maintenance. Error messages are often vague and unhelpful so finding what went wrong requires a lot of work.
Worst thing is that in scenarios with multitenant databases with somewhat mediocre load MySQL starts to leak memory.
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  • Total features30
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  • Application Encryption
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  • Audit Management
  • Audit Planning
  • Audit Trail
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  • Automated Discovery
  • Automatic Backup
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  • Behavior Tracking
  • Built-In Database
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  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Cloud Encryption
  • Collaboration Tools
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  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Filtering
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
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  • Data Capture and Transfer
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  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
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  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Verification
  • Data Virtualization
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disk Encryption
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • File Encryption
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Hardware Integration
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • IP Filtering
  • Incident Management
  • Intrusion Detection System
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  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Key Management
  • Log Access
  • ML Algorithm Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Model Training
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Multitenancy
  • NOSQL Database Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Next-Generation Firewall
  • OLAP
  • P2P Encryption
  • PCI Compliance
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
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  • Total features145
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  • API
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  • Access Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Application Encryption
  • Application Management
  • Application-Level Analysis
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Planning
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automated Discovery
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Built-In Database
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Cloud Encryption
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Filtering
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Profiling
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Verification
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  • Data Visualization
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disk Encryption
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • File Encryption
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Hardware Integration
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • IP Filtering
  • Incident Management
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Intrusion Prevention System
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Key Management
  • Log Access
  • ML Algorithm Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Model Training
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Multitenancy
  • NOSQL Database Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Next-Generation Firewall
  • OLAP
  • P2P Encryption
  • PCI Compliance
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Relational Database Management
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  • Resource Management
  • Resource Optimization
  • Risk Alerts
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Security Auditing
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Threat Response
  • Tokenization
  • Transaction Monitoring
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  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Uptime Reporting
  • User Management
  • VPN
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Vulnerability Scanning
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  • Total integrations228
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Haritha W.

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MariaDB

The Best Free Alternative for MySQL

Reviewed 5 years ago

MariaDB is a comprehensive RDBMS that can successfully replace MySQL, however, it lacks some of the MySQL features.

Pros

MariaDB is a free MySQL clone with improvements such as faster speed and better replication. It requires minimum resources.

Cons

It doesn't have all the MySQL features and it has delayed compatibility with MySQL versions starting from 5.5.

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Héctor A.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB

Better than MySQL

Reviewed 4 years ago

Is a complete, with a great community database with a feature set that grows version after version easy to work with most programming languages and truly open source.

Pros

It is based on MySQL, and has great compatibility with tools based on it, it is OpenSource like MySQL, but the difference is that MariaDB is governed by the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of MySQL and not Oracle, Oracle is a Closed Source Database company, If someday they decide to remove the plug on MySQL or making it weaker to sell their products there would be no option to MySQL users, but MariaDB exists now.

Cons

It's missing some statistic tools that PostGreSQL already comes with, they can be added but it might be kind of cumbersome, Tools are not as polished as MySQL Workbench, DBeaver is the best one that I tried but have some issues from time to time.

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MariaDB

Everyday RDBMS

Reviewed 4 years ago

Being open source you can easily self-host it and you never have to worry about who is looking in your data.

Pros

It's a great drop-in replacement for MySQL. I have been using in my dev, test and prod sites and never really had any issues other than obvious identified bugs.

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.

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Logistics and Supply Chain, 201-500 employees

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MariaDB

Good alternative to MySQL

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, MariaDB is a good RDBMS alternative to MySQL. It's a drop-in replacement for MySQL with the open-source guarantees which is important for some of our use cases.

Pros

I like how it's compatible with MySQL. It makes it easy to use for our team which is experienced already with MySQL.

Cons

I don't have anything I don't like about MariaDB.

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

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Software engineer's experience using MariaDB.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used MariaDB in several projects in place of MySQL. Where I needed better performance.

Pros

It integrates perfectly with applications in various programming languages. It is compatible with MySQL. It is very popular and well-known. Better performance than MySQL.

Cons

It does not support data masking. Less popular than PostgreSQL or MySQL.

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Fast database - good features

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Free and fast Database that can handle data well.

Cons

Limitations with MySQL and struggles with large amounts of data.

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Ali L.

Computer & Network Security, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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MariaDB is more reliable compared to MySQL.

Reviewed 2 years ago

MariaDB is a reliable database management system, open source and backed up by a huge community of users and developers.

Pros

After Oracle which is a company for developing Databases, acquired MySQL which was the most popular database in the world. the Team behind developing Mysql forked the source code under the name MariaDB. to insure Oracle is not going to kill MySQL in favor of it's proprietary database software. which makes MariaDB a very reliable open source community supported project.

Cons

Mariadb seems to work exactly like Mysql with very minor differnces.

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MariaDB

Very good

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very good to use MariaDB, very easy to configure and with a lot of documentation generated by the user community of the tool.

Pros

An option to the MySQL database, as it is more updated than the free version of MySQL, and its license and its compatibility with Linux allows a low cost in production environment.

Cons

Because it is a good open source option, this means support is through the community, and the vendor is not responsible for data loss.

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Mateusz J.

Computer Games, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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MariaDB review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

MariaDB is a fast and reliable platform. Easy to switch from MySQL.

Cons

It supports only JSON data types. Support system is expensive.

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Joel L.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB

The simple way to manage data

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

In first time it's open source and it capacity of large amount of data management

Cons

Cluster creation is not simple to manage and some lack of interoperability with MySQL

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Justin S.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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MariaDB

Great product, but MySQL is still the standard

Reviewed 3 years ago

MariaDB is easy to set up and use, but I worry that its community support isn't where it needs to be in order to be a top contender against MySQL.

Pros

MariaDB has picked up the community-oriented development mindset where MySQL left off since being acquired by Oracle. I've had virtually no problems with stability, and MariaDB seems to be actively developed.

Cons

Unfortunately, the majority of the community still seems to use MySQL, and that will become a problem as MySQL and MariaDB continue to diverge. How many developers will want to support both platforms? It's difficult to say.

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Debjit B.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB

My second best RDBMS software and best opensource software.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I love the idea of open-source so as opensource this is my best DB software. I love the idea of it and similarity with mysql as it is a fork of it. If you already used any SQL software/server before then you can find this pice of software your next best thing. This fast and light feature of it is the dealbreaker. VPS with 512MB ram can run mariaDB with 1000's of users which I cant think with Mysql or any other software. Love to see this awesome pice of software success. For support you always have it sorted by someone before and you just need to search.

Pros

This is an opensource solutions which is a fork of MySql. I love how light it is compared to other softwares. It is reliable, light, much faster alternative. If you know mySQL then it is just the free version of it.

Cons

I ran into some configuration problem when trying to configure it on my VPS server. It doesn't have lots of tutorials like other, but you can always find a way around of it. You cannot get personalize support for this software like others, because it is a comunity based DB software. Less update and bug fixing sometime make word really hard.

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Wassim I.

Computer Networking, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB

MariaDB: Cost-effective Database Environment for Cloud Development

Reviewed a year ago

Excellent experience. I recommend MariaDB for beginner developers and those testing with RDBMS environments.

Pros

The open source license makes MariaDB the most cost-effective RDBMS solution on the market today. It has the main features in the MySQL database, it is actually incepted by the MySQL developers with very similar functionality, performance, and client management.

Cons

We don't expect the performance to be up to the competitions with DBMS leaders such as Oracle and DB2. But still it is a great development and deployment RDBMS that can facilitate testing database applications before moving to another database in the production phase.

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Franscislyne G.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB

MariaDB pour vos bases de données

Reviewed 7 months ago

Un gestion de bases de données très simple

Pros

MariaDB est un gestionnaire de bases de données intégrer dans MySQL, pour vos projet web

Cons

MariaDB est limité en terme de capacité de données à stocker

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MariaDB

100% free and open source database management

Reviewed 6 years ago

Compatibility with mysql that allows easier use of the application. Open source. Easy to use and safe database management.

Pros

MariaDB is an alternative to MySql totally free and open source Maintains full compatibility with MySQL, allowing migrations from MySql to MariaDB in a clean and smooth manner When complex queries are received and you have to perform temporary tables, they are cached instead of being written to the disk Being a very dynamic community and open to developers, MariaDB guarantees the fastest appearance of patches, which can solve any security problems MariaDB can be used from most existing management systems for MySQL, such as PhpMyAdmin or HeidiSQL, and is compatible with popular applications such as WordPress, Drupal, and others

Cons

The migration of a very tested and reliable system such as MySQL. Although absolute compatibility is guaranteed, and a large stable and powerful system, we must assess whether today a complex system is worth passing to MariaDB

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Eranga H.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MariaDB

Great open source Database

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall benefits of MariaDB are beyond the description.

Pros

MariaDB is perfectly compatible with MySql related applications. It is super fast. Most importantly it is free.

Cons

The biggest con to MariaDB is that debugging tool is not good enough to catch all missing indexes of the database.

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Paul T.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB

The better fork of MySQL

Reviewed 4 years ago

Whenever some piece of software only works with mysql and not postgresql, I give mariadb a try first. It has always worked so far.

Pros

When oracle bought mysql, mariadb emerged as a good, more open option. It has all of MySQL's strengths.

Cons

It still doesn't follow standards as well as postgresql. And sacrifices data integrity for speed. Possible to not break compat with mysql

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Raul M.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB

Improved database server.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

It is a community-developed product, easy to use and install, perfect for medium and large organizations.

Cons

Came from Mysql and shares some of the same source code, best server performance runs over Linux distributions.

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Joshua R.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB

Best DB on the Market

Reviewed 4 years ago

I use it for a gaming server where we have tables for items, characters, etc. It's perfect for our use, easy to use, and has never crashed or failed yet.

Pros

More languages supported than MySQL and more functions. I also love that it's open source and totally free.

Cons

It can be difficult to setup for 1st time users, especially the server. But once it's setup, it's easy to use with a client like HeidiSQL.

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Open source

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

A fork from mysql, much more updated and well maintained, doesn't require a lot of learning very simple and reliable!

Cons

I hate the option to log in without password after installing new mariadb server, I wish I could set a password before installing, but it doesn't prevent from doing it after the installation it's just extra steps...

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nice mysql alternative

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

MariaDB has better performance, more open development, compatibility with MySQL, supports additional storage engines, and has quicker security releases.

Cons

Might become incompatible in the future. I haven't run into any incompatibilities in my own deployment, but it's worth noting that MariaDB and MySQL have begun to diverge

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Jose D.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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MariaDB

Amazing

Reviewed 7 years ago

Excellent performance. We work with this DB solution on most of our sites and even if they receive plenty of visit at the same time, there no sights of delays.

Pros

Blading fast. We switched from MySQL DB a few months ago and couldn't be much more happy with this solution.

Cons

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Ankit J.

Investment Banking, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB

Backend pillar for your web applications!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

1. Fast querying for faster search results. 2. Strong Security 3. Processing efficiency 4. Integration with 3rd party connectors and Language support

Cons

MySQL queries and MariaDB queries sometimes mismatch the results. There is very less documentation for MariaDB. Also, many traditional hosting services do not support MariaDB.

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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MariaDB

Great Database server with open source

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have been maintaining web application data in MariaDB.

Pros

Security features is very good as we get security patches more frequently. Easy to move from other database. It provider better speed performance that MYSQL.

Cons

Maintain the indexing on table is very complex. It provide many features but query performance feature is still missing.

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Jishnu V.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MariaDB

RDBMS at its best.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

1. High Performance and availability 2. Has an active open-source developer community. 3. Robust Transactional Support. 4. Availability of many Storage Engines.

Cons

1. MariaDB is no longer completely compatible with MySQL. Which makes migration a tedious process. 2. Needs improvement in caching. 3. It doesn’t support full outer joins.

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Artemio E.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MySQL

MySQL is the database of low cost for greatest projects

Reviewed 4 years ago

We used MySQL in internal projects, because it can be installed practically in any desktop computer

Pros

It's low cost. A lot support of the open source community. Simple implementation on Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Cons

Companies like Red Hat Enterprise Linux did jump to MariaDB (fork of MySQL) and this fragment the support between ORACLE MySQL and MariaDB

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Renaud H.

Research, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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MySQL

Best OS relational database

Reviewed 5 years ago

Not sure I'll use again, I would consider MariaDB instead

Pros

Simplicity of use Simplicity of installation Documentation

Cons

Advances features No fulltext search support

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MySQL

MySQL is a Reliable, Mature Database

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

MySQL is a well-documented, widely-used database management system that ticks all the boxes.

Cons

The biggest challenge with MySQL is the recent fragmentation with MariaDB.

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Ravindu J.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MySQL

A thought on MySQL

Reviewed 5 years ago

As currently I have developed inventory system, clinic system, an backend application for a private company to manage huge no of memberships and ads, and a UK company for manage Business Name , Limited company, trademark and domain registrations and renewals. All of these used with mysql its those are running smoothly. Never had any headaches as through sql queries can manipulate easily and had fast responses for even complex queries and for huge no of data Frameworks used are spring boot and laravel.

Pros

Known and used by most people as most secure and reliable relational database management system. Accompanies 99.99% uptime. Nothing to fears as open source. Can have millions of helps through community. Offers a wide scope of high accessibility like cluster servers master slave replication. Provides high performance even for large volume projects. Growing and improving frequently. Best for cloud applications and big data applications. Supports by huge no of frameworks.

Cons

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, Fedora, Slackware Linux etc moved to MariaDB.

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Blake G.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MySQL

Great database software

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I really like the free opensource version to get small/medium sized database projects without having to pay for a commercial option for small jobs. It works fast and great and I haven't had issues with it. Now the opensource version is called MariaDB but is just the same as the current one almost.

Cons

When oracle bought it, many developers left MySQL and started up MariaDB, so some developers are missing.

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Daniel K.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MySQL

Amazing SQL Server

Reviewed 2 years ago

I'm using it since 2008, alongside WordPress. It's great, simple and very potent

Pros

(almost) Open Source project, free software, very fast and very secure. This is an powerful database server

Cons

MySQL now has proprietary, closed-source modules. This is not cool, but you can switch to MariaDB

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Sarvesh G.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MySQL

Relation Database with power

Reviewed 5 years ago

MySQL has been the goto RDBMS for quick prototyping in use cases for web, cloud or large data sets experimentation.

Pros

Designing data model is a breeze with MySQL. There are so many options for sql client tools. Equally effective for hosting on-premise or any cloud environment.

Cons

Companies moved away to MariaDB after acquisition by Oracle. Can be more feature rich like postgresql.

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Yaco L.

Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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MySQL

The most robust database

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use it daily with Wordpress, it's easy to use and you can connect remotely from everywhere.

Pros

I like the way this database evolved. I started using it with Visual Basic, and now it's powering a high amount of websites through wordpress. All these years passed and the tool keeps working fast and clean.

Cons

There are now better database solutions like MongoDB or MariaDB that are faster and more scalable than MySQL.

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Ali L.

Computer & Network Security, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MySQL

MySQL is the most popular database management system in the world

Reviewed 2 years ago

MySQL has always been a stable feature rich and easy to use database manage system.

Pros

MysSQL has been around since forever, it's the most popular reliable database management system in the world. but after Oracle acquired Mysql the project was forked to MariaDB, I think MariaDB is more reliable because it's support by the open source community which insure the stability of the project in the long term.

Cons

MySQL owned by Oracle and any time Oracle may start charging more to use MySQL or to get support. or they may completely kill MySQL in favor of their commercial alternatives.

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Mateusz J.

Computer Games, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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MySQL review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Its usually faster than MariaDB if it goes to managing queries. Moreover Oracle pays a lot of attention to the platform security.

Cons

Debugging and developing tools are not as good as compared to other databases.

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Karsten B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MySQL

Still the nr 1 among the free top databases for webdevelopers

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am using it all the time. It is a wonderful tool.

Pros

just like MariaDB it allows to easily access and work with the data and there are many tools available to help as well

Cons

that Oracle bought it and thus it has lost a lot of its positive vibe

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Diego C.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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MySQL

The relational database of choice for most projects

Reviewed 6 years ago

I used it in so many different projects I cannot even count them, but always (or 99% the time) a positive experience.

Pros

MySQL just works, it's easy to install, maintain, use, and it's one of the most used software products in the industry.

Cons

Some weird things and quirks due to his (long) history. Also licensing lately changed (look for MariaDB for a compatible solution).

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