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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MariaDB

MariaDB is especially helpful for organizations that are currently using MySQL but would like to move to a product with friendlier licensing terms. This is easier to do if you have an in-house programming team that can implement integrations on their own, as some outside firms will sometimes prefer to work with other database solutions that have more restrictive/expensive licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MariaDB

  • 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.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MariaDB

  • We still do not have confidence in using MariaDB in our administrative systems because we do not have experience to use it in critical systems
  • We can consider that It is developed mainly by a small company and the future of MariaDB maybe is uncertain (!) (?).
  • On the other hands, we didn't find other cons of this software
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MariaDB

MariaDB 9.0
Based on 3 answers
MariaDB is very usable and stable to be used in production settings as an alternative to MySQL. The shortcomings of SQL are present but well understood in the community, and if the decision were to be made again, I would choose MariaDB over MySQL on future projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MariaDB

MariaDB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared to other solutions (such as Oracle), there aren't quite as many professional support or documentation options available. However, MariaDB is widely used and there are a lot of online communities that share helpful information. Additionally, much of the existing MySQL documentation is still valid for MariaDB, and while some third-party applications officially require MySQL, many will also work seamlessly with MariaDB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MariaDB

Thanks to MySQL compatibility, everything you've learned while using it can be utilized when using MariaDB. Therefore it's a better choice than MongoDB and MSSQL if you're looking to switch away from MySQL. MariaDB is also a very mature and stable product, unlike MongoDB that is still rather new product when compared to others and things may change significantly among versions in it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MariaDB

  • 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.
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MariaDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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