MySQL vs. MariaDB



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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.

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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?

Cons

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

What companies use MySQL?
3583 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MariaDB?
593 companies on StackShare use MariaDB

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 are some alternatives to MySQL and MariaDB?

  • 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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