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MariaDB Features

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71

Total features

30

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MariaDB features

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Automatic Backup
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Activity Dashboard
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Cindy C.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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MariaDB Review

Reviewed 5 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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Eljakim S.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MariaDB as a drop in replacement for MySQL just works

Reviewed 5 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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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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Rob B.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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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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Hisham F.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Best Database server ever

Reviewed 2 years 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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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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Torikul I.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB is an outstanding database that is so easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've used MariaDB for my project purpose, developed a web application for my client. MariaDB database was really helpful for me and I was able to do that project successfully.

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. I know some developers and clients like MariaDB more than MySQL because MariaDB has an extra smoothness that makes the work more perfect. Its features, functionality, table management, edit are really good and comfortable to use, even it works fast and quickly when a command has been made.

Cons

I can remember just one negative side with MariaDB that is migration related. It wasn't a good experience when I tried to migrate data for the first time. It was complicated and I still feel that it's complicated!

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Computer Games, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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MariaDB Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

It was easy to use for me because I have experience with other DBMS like MySQL. Its free and its very fast. I would always Recommend it to others.

Pros

It's quick to load and operate, and it's fairly stable. I appreciate that I can export my complete database to MariaDB; it's a little tricky at first, but after you get the hang of it, you'll be able to do a better job the next time you use it. The database is free to use, but it's a much lighter than my sequel, so it's ideal for small to medium applications.

Cons

Honestly there isn't anything I hate about MariaDB, I wish more developers tried and used it.

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Aníbal M.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Great experience a fast database and without many novelties

Reviewed 6 years ago

Currently I am carrying out a project independently for one of my clients and we have chosen MariaDB as a database, which gives me the advantage of being able to offer a simple and stable service without recharging the price of the licenses, although the time in what I have tried is little. I hope that this software is maintained over time and continues to grow. With MariaDB I have grown personally and professionally

Pros

MariaDB is something new in the market and at the beginning I was not sure about making the migration, but it has been very easy to use and has shown a lot of stability and speed, I really like it to be OpenSource with the software under the GPL license. This reduces many costs which gives a point in favor when choosing it, I like that it has a large community where there are always people willing to help in any problem, its configuration in the servers is quite simple and with very few resources can have the service operational, I like that the hosting providers have added it at no additional cost, which makes me consider it a lot when I'm going to implement a content manager or an electronic commerce system. New tables are an advantage in INFORMATION_SCHEMA

Cons

Although the community has tried to guarantee 100% compatibility with MySQL the reality is that it is not quite true when migrating to MariaDB it is necessary to change some data types that are not available. I did not like that it is necessary to uninstall MySQL on my development servers in order to install MariaDB. This software is fine for small and medium projects but it is limited when you need a robust database and with many long and frequent queries so for large projects it is not a good option.

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Armando I.

Computer Networking, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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DB That makes difficult things easy.

Reviewed 2 years ago

With MariaDB I was able to get transactions above 52,000/sec between selects and filters. Real-time statistics with 3rd party tools allow you to see the correct operation. My implementations are at medium scales. They worked very well without much parameterization and tuning.

Pros

What I appreciate the most about MariaDB is the interoperability it provides with the different DB administration tools, the compatibility, simplicity and robustness when handling large transactions places confidence in the product. I have been using it for 7 years with File Repositories DB.

Cons

When performing dumps and/or migrations, it is usually a little problematic. It is necessary to use the correct parameters to obtain a comprehensive and secure backup for new installations. Experience in this context is required.

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Maha S.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MariaDB: An open-source alternative to MySQL

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The most appealing feature of MariaDB is its open-source license that allows us to use it freely in academia to teach relational database management courses. The setup and deployment are extremely easy and streamlines with a very intuitive phpmyadmin web interface. Before it was integrated with MySQL. After Oracle corporation changed the MySQL open-source license, MariaDb is now a great alternative that would really exceed the expectations in terms of developing and testing RDBMS concepts and models.

Cons

The performance lags in many cases especially when deploying on Cloud IaaS platforms. Though theses instances are not arising frequently but we believe that MariaDb can go a long way towards improving and becoming a fierce competitor to the big names in the RDBMs arena today.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Best and easy-to-use database software.

Reviewed 5 years ago

MariaDB is great for business. It has better performance than other database software. Easy to install and host, with varies of configurations.

Pros

It has very similar queue style and command styling to MySQL. But with additional functions. It is easy to adapt to and I can export or import any database in MariaDB software. It also has a lot of storage type which we definitely need it.

Cons

Migration sometimes can be hard especially when you are upgrading the software. But most of the time we can solve it on our own or with the help of the community of MariaDB.

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Industrial Automation, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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90% of your needs covered

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

There is little you cannot do with it. Almost any database needs are covered by mariadb (formerly mysql) open source dbms. It is very fast, it provides many functions for data manipulation and if installed in good hardware it can take a huge load.

Cons

There is little to none to be unhappy about mariadb. Maybe we could talk about cluster performance and advanced functions for usage in the cloud, but still it covers 90% of use cases out there.

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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: Cost-effective Database Environment for Cloud Development

Reviewed 10 months 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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Computer Hardware, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Review for MariaDB

Reviewed 2 years ago

I always use MariaDB for mine as well as mine client's project.

Pros

It is very much faster than MySQL, It can aslo be used to build web application for the clients. It has alot of features amazing functionalities and table and table management. Its 100% compatible and much important it is easy to use.

Cons

The price is bit expensive but free version also alot of work can be done.

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Joel L.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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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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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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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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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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MariaDB is fast and stable

Reviewed 6 years ago

It's fast, it's actually free to use even in a cluster, and it works. Hasn't let us down yet!

Pros

It truly is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. Especially when you alter the table structure of an existing table with millions of rows the lock time goes down from 10s of minutes to 10s of seconds. Setting up a Galera cluster is not trivial, especially starting it the first time, but when it's up and running, it works really well.

Cons

Starting up a Galera cluster is annoying. The first node needs a manual start. They need to come up with a better way for non-database-people to easily start it up. Also we get many small Galera log files that sometimes just fill up the inodes on the server; why they don't just keep adding to the same log file is a mystery to us.

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Héctor A.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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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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Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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A great RDBMS

Reviewed a year ago

Overall I am happy to use MariaDB as an RDBMS. It fulfills all of my requirements to develop a complete Web Application.Using MariaDB we can create dynamic web applications very easily and quickly as it supports standard SQL language. So no need to learn anything new to work with this.

Pros

I mostly like pulling and storing data using standard SQL queries. We can define reference as foreign keys which keep the integrity of data.Also, auto-increment key generation is very helpful. Datetime and timestamp data types are very helpful to sort the records.The limit keyword is also there to pull the data in a pagination manner.Integration of MariaDB is very simple. I have used MariaDB with Java frameworks like Spring, Dropwizard, and Struts 2 and didn't face a single issue regarding its connectivity.

Cons

The only thing is when a table grows much then pulling data using a SELECT query becomes slow than expected.

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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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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The Preferred Database Solution

Reviewed 4 years ago

MariaDB is easily our preferred data storage solution, and we use it across most of our applications.

Pros

MariaDB is an excellent, free and open source solution for data storage, with a strong tradition of quality and a high level of support.

Cons

The renumbering of versions (skipping from 5.5 to 10.0) has left some confusing documentation and version tracking problems.

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Anthony A.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Very speedy database

Reviewed 5 years ago

My overall experience has been great. I used some general settings for the server type I have, and it is a smooth go from there. No issues at all.

Pros

I've been using MariaDB on CentOS 7 with PHP 7.1, and I have to say that this is running smooth. I have a hard time consuming any resources, or using much processor with this setup.

Cons

The only con I see is the settings. Just like MySQL, you need to understand how to use the settings to optimize MariaDB, but there is community support. So be ready to study a little.

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Used weekly for 6-12 months

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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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Nigel Masimba R.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Did Not Know I Was Using Until I Checked

Reviewed 4 years ago

I actually wasn't aware I was using MariaDB until I checked a few of our websites to verify. In hindsight, I have anecdotal experience of it being a tad faster than another database software we use.

Pros

Fast and stable. Compatible with other database systems. You can import and export database backups from most SQL backups. Compatible with different kinds of servers. You can install it on most operating systems.

Cons

I was unable to set it up on my localhost to run alongside another database system without conflicts.