MySQL vs. MariaDB vs. Citus



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Description

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 Citus?

Citus is worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Made to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes queries across any number of servers. Citus is available as open source, as on-prem software, and as a fully-managed service.

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Pros

Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

Why do developers choose MariaDB?
Why do you like MariaDB?

Why do developers choose Citus?
Why do you like Citus?

Cons

What are the cons of using MySQL?
Downsides of MySQL?

What are the cons of using MariaDB?
No Cons submitted yet for MariaDB
Downsides of MariaDB?

What are the cons of using Citus?
No Cons submitted yet for Citus
Downsides of Citus?

Pricing

How much does MySQL cost?
How much does MariaDB cost?
How much does Citus cost?
Citus Pricing

Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3575 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MariaDB?
592 companies on StackShare use MariaDB
What companies use Citus?
15 companies on StackShare use Citus

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
77 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with MariaDB?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with MariaDB
What tools integrate with Citus?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Citus

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

  • 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

See all alternatives to MySQL

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