MySQL vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server



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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 Microsoft SQL Server?

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

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Pros

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Why do developers choose MariaDB?
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Why do developers choose Microsoft SQL Server?
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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 Microsoft SQL Server?
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Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3643 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MariaDB?
613 companies on StackShare use MariaDB
What companies use Microsoft SQL Server?
597 companies on StackShare use Microsoft SQL Server

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
79 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with MariaDB?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with MariaDB
What tools integrate with Microsoft SQL Server?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft SQL Server

What are some alternatives to MySQL, MariaDB, and Microsoft SQL Server?

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine
  • Memcached - High-performance, distributed memory object caching system

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