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The software is excellent for any application which is too large for Excel. The visual interface surpasses that of most SQL platforms. It is quite useful for data mining in an exploratory way but less useful in statistical and regression analysis.
For a smaller company with fewer resources and less of an established investment in other database software (including having paid the substantial premium for staff expertise with that other software), MariaDB is an excellent idea. It's easier to learn, easier to manage, easier to license.
- MariaDB does well with PHP or Python (django) in a web environment. Developers are able to work quickly.
- MariaDB is extremely well documented and has a gigantic support community. If you need ask a question on how to do things you can go to many placces online and find answers quickly.
- MariaDB is fast! Queries with tens of thousands of rows are quick.
- MariaDB is highly compatible with Oracle's MySQL. Basically the same thing but more open and with a brighter future.
- With MariaDB it is so easy to import and export data, and backups are a cinch. This saves me so much time as compared to other RDBMS.
- Driver Support - Some third party applications use database drivers that cause unexplained slowness with MariaDB. This can be worked around by using the MySQL drivers, but it's not clear what causes the problem in the first place.
- Support - While online communities are helpful in diagnosing problems, there isn't as much professional documentation/support available for MariaDB as some of the other major database options.
- Data Visualization - It would be helpful if there were more built in options for analyzing statistics and generating reports.
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Since MariaDB is an open source software, there is no direct line support that we can use. However, it has a massive community and user base and there are countless documentation, forums, questions and answers in internet about MariaDB, so far we haven't had any problem that we can't get the answer from the internet.
Engineer in Information TechnologyProfessional Training & Coaching Company, 11-50 employees
While we have used SQL, 1010data is really the only industry standard product available for our use.
We know others DB alternatives like MySQL, Microsoft SQLServer, PostgreSQL. We selected MariaDB because it offer advanced features like active-active cluster, with no costs and easy to learn. With MariaDB was easy to migrate ours applications that use MySQL, with no modifications needs. Microsoft SQLServer has the best client to management, but you need to pay for it.
Return on Investment
- Positive impact on help business make a data-drive decision
- Positive impact on big data analysis
- Negative impact on user friendly
- Implementing Galera. No downtime, no loss in revenue and monitoring.
- ROI is dependent on hardware. If you spend for the hardware, your ROI might not be seen for quite awhile.
- Not as much ease of administration as one would think. So time and effort are involved w/ the dba.
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