MariaDB economical high availability solution with great support
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 06, 2020

MariaDB economical high availability solution with great support

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MariaDB

We currently have 2 installations of MariaDB TX Cluster formed by 3 nodes each installation.
One installation is in the pre-production environment and another is in the production environment.
In MariaDB TX Cluster we have the databases of two of the main applications of the company, which in addition to having internal use also have public use from the internet.
We have installed MariaDB in the pre-production environment in on-premise mode, in this way we can update it according to the patches / improvements published by MariaDB and test them on the fly.

In the production environment we also have it deployed in on-premise mode to be able to have the same patch level as in the development / pre-production environment.

We have it in on-premise mode because we already had the physical infrastructure for the deployment of MariaDB, this does not rule out that in the future when the hardware becomes obsolete, the in-the-cloud mode will not be considered.

  • High availability through the MariaDB TX Cluster.
  • Performance improvement with proxy for MariaDB, MaxScale.
  • Great support, respond quickly to questions.
  • Constant evolution of the product.
  • Improving the migration of databases from MySQL to Maria DB, by default they are done easily but as there is an error it is costly to solve it.
  • Some minor bugs in MariaDB version updates.
  • As a positive impact, indicate that its cost and support is much lower than other databases.
We have tested other relational database engines such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.

We were looking for a powerful, versatile and highly available solution that did not have an exorbitant cost.

We do not have a huge amount of data or an excessive load for this reason we discard the PostgreSQL and Oracle solutions.

When looking for good performance and a support that would answer our questions and help us in the deployment of the product at an adequate cost, we chose MariaDB
We have launched several inquiries to MariaDB support and they have always responded very quickly and have not been tutoring for the duration of the incident/problem.

Likewise, they want to hold constant meetings with the client to get their opinion as well as how they can help.

I see a very human support and concerned about the customer.
We use the MariaDB Enterprise Server service and we are very happy with it and it does not come at a high price.

There is a lot of information in the database and they also maintain very close contact with the client to be able to help them with all the doubts that arise.

It is a highly recommended service.
We do not use MariaDB's SkySQL service because we have the MariaDB product installations in on-premises mode.
Our installation scenario is a MariaDB cluster composed of 3 nodes to achieve high availability in the service and in this way the application that accesses the backend (MariaDB) is always working and is not down at any time.

To achieve high performance of the application when accessing the database, a MariaDB MaxScale has been mounted that acts as a proxy for queries to the database.