Overall Satisfaction with MariaDB
Maria DB was utilised as a data storage tool for asset and geo calibration data. On its own, Maria DB would have struggled to meet the requirements of the users in question as they did not have sufficient experience in using command line. However Maria DB was successfully leveraged using the front UI of Heidi SQL.
- Working within a business (especially an older organisation) which is often resistant to change, it can be difficult to complete tasks that require new technology. The ability to utilise open source software like Maria DB is invaluable to circumnavigate the politics of an organisation’s budgetary limitations. In this case using Maria DB to store, handle and manipulate large volumes of data without having to rely on the on the standard Microsoft applications becomes heavily limited when even medium volumes of data is applied.
Originally Maria DB was recommended to me by a colleague as a stronger offering than the product I was utilising at the time, MySQL. My understanding is that the aim of MariaDB is to take market share away from MySQL. To answer the question directly Maria DB is very well suited in doing this operation of offering a solution from MySQL predominantly down to the similarities in syntax structure.