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 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.
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.