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PostgreSQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS), which helps businesses store, manage, and scale...

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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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  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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User reviews

4.6

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would recommend this app

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would recommend this app

Pros

It is an impressive open source software, really reliable. I love its PostGIS spatial module, which enables powerful geospatial functions.
After switching over from Access, it has been nice to be able to have a more robust experience.
It's a great relational database management system. It's open-source, free, reliable and secure.

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.

Cons

Probably because of bad stats but from time to time the problem happens again.
Lot of features are missing from it as compared to the other products in the market.
I had skipped the few initial classes and missed the part where the professor taught how to use the app.

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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Key features

  • Total features22
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audit Management
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Built-In Database
  • Configuration Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Retrieval
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Storage
  • Full Text Search
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL Database Management
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Relational Database Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics
  • Total features30
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audit Management
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Built-In Database
  • Configuration Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Retrieval
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Storage
  • Full Text Search
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL Database Management
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Relational Database Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations194
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations52
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

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Industrial Automation, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PostgreSQL

Best second choice

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Transactional features haves distinguished PostgreSQL from MySQL in the past and was our choice every ti e we need it. It is still very strong, with support for clustering.

Cons

unfortunately it has been surpassed by MariaDB in all areas in my opinion, and it rests only as a second choice if, by any reason, you can’t use MariaDB.

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PostgreSQL

The open source relational database management system with the most "SQL" in it

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Superior performance, high availability options and many advanced SQL techniques built in (compared to MariaDB for example). Version upgrades without any problems so far and little downtime.

Cons

Many configuration and tuning options which are hard to set up properly, although the baseline performance is ok for most use cases.

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MariaDB

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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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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Héctor A.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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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.