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Please contact MariaDB for subscription pricing. MariaDB SkySQL cloud database pricing can be found here: https://mariadb.com/products/skysql/pricing/

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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.
The open source license makes MariaDB the most cost-effective RDBMS solution on the market today.

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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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Aníbal M.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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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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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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David F.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MariaDB: Open open source database goodness

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

MariaDB is 100% compatible with MySQL queries and everything else. A 100% drop in replacement that is guaranteed to stay open source forever. You have a vast ecosystem of support and updates and tools. It just works, and I think that is the best thing you can really say about a piece of software. Install it, configure it, run the updates and it just keeps chugging along without an issue.

Cons

And now the 1 gripe. Price. The free edition is more then enough for 99.95% of our clients and what they do. When we needed a little bit more, the price was out of control. What we needed could be duplicated in other ways, but to get it "built in" was not worth it.

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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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Jonathan T.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Best way to host your sql database

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is the best and cheapest way to host your SQL database.

Pros

It is open source, easy to install, great to work with and reliable. You can use it very easily in Dockers.

Cons

Theres not much to criticize, because i hadn't had any errors with it in the last years. It just works.

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Symeon L.

Real Estate, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A very good MySQL relational DB

Reviewed 3 years ago
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Easy to use if you have enough knowledge with the SQL queries. Its open source so it has great support

Cons

It has a very high cost on horizontal scale.

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Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Very good

Reviewed 4 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.