MariaDB > MySQL
September 28, 2016

MariaDB > MySQL

Casey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MariaDB

We're currently using MariaDB to store flattened data from other various sources for quick searching. It addresses the problem of needing to work with data from disparate sources.
  • It has many speed improvements over MySQL.
  • It offers better time precision over MySQL.
  • It adheres to open source methodologies and testing, which MySQL has moved away from since Oracle took it over.
  • It could use a memcached interface.
  • Although it is traditionally thought of as a binary drop-in replacement for MySQL, some incompatibilities have come up since version 5.1
  • The fact that's it's open source and free has had a huge impact. We're in the process of moving away from Oracle and their cost per CPU pricing model.
We selected MariaDB over MySQL because of their true open source model and performance optimizations. It was also helpful that it is a drop-in replacement for MySQL so there was no need to update our various software drivers.
MariaDB is well suited for general purpose RDBMS needs or anywhere you need a DB that's simple to set up. For example, it is a breeze to use in Docker containers.