MySQL vs. MariaDB vs. Cassandra

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What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

What is MariaDB?

Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.

What is Cassandra?

Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose MariaDB?
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Cons

What are the cons of using MySQL?
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What are the cons of using MariaDB?
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What are the cons of using Cassandra?
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Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3502 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MariaDB?
572 companies on StackShare use MariaDB
What companies use Cassandra?
368 companies on StackShare use Cassandra

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
76 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with MariaDB?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with MariaDB
What tools integrate with Cassandra?
19 tools on StackShare integrate with Cassandra

What are some alternatives to MySQL, MariaDB, and Cassandra?

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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