SQL database you can count on
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 01, 2018

SQL database you can count on

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MariaDB

It is used in both internal applications and also in applications and services that are sold to external customers. The software that is being developed in-house uses MariaDB as a database and it is also used when the software is deployed to clustered production environments. MariaDB works as a free and open solution for software that requires a database to function.
  • Easy to switch to it from MySQL. No client side re-configuration or re-programming is needed.
  • Developed by open community.
  • Widely supported in all environments and software.
  • It's not guaranteed to be 100% compatible with MySQL (especially newer versions). However I've never encountered problems with this.
  • Could have some UI tools incorporated into it like its competitors.
  • Free to use and openly developed. No license costs.
  • Widely known product by lots of people. Easy to find people who can work with it.
  • Stable and bug-free. Has worked well in production environments.
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.
MariaDB suits perfectly if you want to switch away from Oracle-owned MySQL but still want to keep maximum compatibility and minimize efforts required for migration. It's also a perfect choice for any use case where usage of a relational database has been decided. However if for some reason you need enterprise-level support for your database solution, the choice for MariaDB might need some more thought since it's entirely community-driven.