MariaDB Review
February 07, 2019

MariaDB Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MariaDB

MariaDB is being used across our entire organization for various databases. Various different teams use MariaDB and rely on it to maintain their backend application. We implement monitoring and metrics for MariaDB to ensure we are getting the best performance out of our databases. MariaDB can be replicated on other servers for high availability
  • Stores data
  • Backwards compatible with MySQL
  • Opensource
  • Simple to setup
  • Easy query language
  • Query language doesn’t support working with arrays.
  • Doesn’t support full outer joins.
  • Not guaranteed to be 100% compatible with MySQL.
  • Open Source means we do not have to deal with licencing and can contribute back to the community
  • Not having to deal with Oracle
  • Drop in replacement for MySQL. No changes required on our applications.
MariaDB provided the best fit for our business in upgrading legacy systems which were originally designed to use MySQL as a backend. By using MariaDB, no changes to the overall systems needed to be altered, reducing the time needed to upgrade everything. Other solutions required significant backend changes to work for our needs.
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.
MariaDB is best for use cases where MySQL was previously being used but due to licensing or not wanting to use Oracle's MySQL, you can use MariaDB. For the most part, it's a drop in replacement supporting the same syntax as MySQL, requiring no changes in applications which use it, meaning MySQL Databases can be migrated to MariaDB.