MariaDB vs Microsoft SQL Server

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MariaDB vs Microsoft SQL Server: What are the differences?

MariaDB: An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. 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; Microsoft SQL Server: A relational database management system developed by Microsoft. Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.

MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Drop-in mysql replacement", "Great performance" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider MariaDB; whereas "Reliable and easy to use", "High performance" and "Great with .net" are the primary reasons why Microsoft SQL Server is favored.

MariaDB is an open source tool with 2.82K GitHub stars and 864 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MariaDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, MariaDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 496 company stacks & 461 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft SQL Server, which is listed in 478 company stacks and 443 developer stacks.

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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 Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.

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    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
    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.
    Percona
    Percona delivers enterprise-class software, support, consulting and managed services for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms.
    Oracle
    Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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        MySQL was founded by Allan Larsson, Michael Widenius and David Axmark in the year 1995, 19 years ago. It was released under the name of co-founder Michael Widenius daughter, ‘My‘. This project was released under GNU General Public License as well as under certain Proprietary License. MySQL was owned by MySQL AB firm until it went into the hands of Oracle Corporation. It is written in Programming Language – C and C++ and is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOS and FreeBSD.

        In the year 2009, Michael Widenius started working on MarisDB as a fork of MySQL. In the year 2012 the bricks of nonprofit MariaDB Foundation was laid. It was named after the founder’s daughter Maria.

        MariaDB is a fork of MySQL Relational Database Management System which again is released under GNU General Public License. It is written in Programming Language – C, C++, Perl and Bash and is available for Systems Linux, Windows, Solaris, MacOS and FreeBSD.

        How developers use MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server
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        Brillium, Inc. uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

        We've always counted on SQL Server as our database backend. It has served us well over the years. It isn't the cheapest part of our stack, but with the plethora of tools provided by 3rd parties, we have found an incredible and scalable method of keeping our data available and easy to maintain.

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        Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses MariaDBMariaDB

        Aside from Redis, we use MariaDB to store long-term information like user-data and big-data like regeneration-information for our open-world servers. We extensively use the relational aspects of MariaDB in joins, nested queries and unions.

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        Andrew Miller uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

        Defacto, industry standard for backend relational databases. Entity Framework makes designing, migrating & maintaining SQL Server databases a breeze. LocalDB is especially helpful during development.

        Avatar of Seungkwon Park
        Seungkwon Park uses MariaDBMariaDB

        mysql보다 mariaDB가 join면에서 우수하다는 문서를 읽었습니다. 이 부분은 저의 블로그에서도 다뤘고 저의 word press 블로그는 mysql 대신 mariaDB 를 사용합니다.

        특히 limit 기능이 pagenation 처리를 할 때 너무 직관적이고 편해서 mariaDB, mysql을 사랑합니다.

        Avatar of David Flynn
        David Flynn uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

        Our core systems that we integrate with are using SQL Server 2012 / 2016 database servers. We use database views on core system databases to help build our domain model.

        Avatar of Olo
        Olo uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

        Main transactional database. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise with AlwaysOn Availability Groups for high availability and disaster recovery.

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        Ana Phi Sancho uses MariaDBMariaDB

        Introduced in computer science course.managing relational database management systems, database analytics, and for data processing

        Avatar of nrise
        nrise uses MariaDBMariaDB

        수 백만개가 넘는 태그 키워드의 자동완성을 위해서 별도의 데이터베이스를 구축하였습니다. MariaDB 는 MySQL 을 포크한 프로젝트입니다. MySQL 과의 강력한 호환성을 지니며, 큰 튜닝 없이 강력한 성능을 보장합니다.

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        Dolls Kill uses MariaDBMariaDB

        MariaDB has allowed us to easily scale out our DB cluster. Also has better replication tools than MySQL

        Avatar of Arbor Health, LLC
        Arbor Health, LLC uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

        Managing script output and input, as well as data cleansing.

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