Who Uses This Software?

MariaDB is an open source relational database for companies of any size. MariaDB also supports open collaboration with their community.


Average Ratings

19 Reviews

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  • 4 / 5
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Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    MariaDB is an opensource relational database.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person

Vendor Details

  • MariaDB
  • mariadb.com

About MariaDB

Scalabale and reliable SQL database that is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL.


MariaDB Features

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

MariaDB Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Great experience a fast database and without many novelties

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MariaDB is something new in the market and at the beginning I was not sure about making the migration, but it has been very easy to use and has shown a lot of stability and speed, I really like it to be OpenSource with the software under the GPL license. This reduces many costs which gives a point in favor when choosing it, I like that it has a large community where there are always people willing to help in any problem, its configuration in the servers is quite simple and with very few resources can have the service operational, I like that the hosting providers have added it at no additional cost, which makes me consider it a lot when I'm going to implement a content manager or an electronic commerce system. New tables are an advantage in INFORMATION_SCHEMA

Cons: Although the community has tried to guarantee 100% compatibility with MySQL the reality is that it is not quite true when migrating to MariaDB it is necessary to change some data types that are not available. I did not like that it is necessary to uninstall MySQL on my development servers in order to install MariaDB. This software is fine for small and medium projects but it is limited when you need a robust database and with many long and frequent queries so for large projects it is not a good option.

Overall: Currently I am carrying out a project independently for one of my clients and we have chosen MariaDB as a database, which gives me the advantage of being able to offer a simple and stable service without recharging the price of the licenses, although the time in what I have tried is little. I hope that this software is maintained over time and continues to grow. With MariaDB I have grown personally and professionally

My second best RDBMS software and best opensource software.

Sep 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is an opensource solutions which is a fork of MySql. I love how light it is compared to other softwares. It is reliable, light, much faster alternative. If you know mySQL then it is just the free version of it.

Cons: I ran into some configuration problem when trying to configure it on my VPS server. It doesn't have lots of tutorials like other, but you can always find a way around of it. You cannot get personalize support for this software like others, because it is a comunity based DB software. Less update and bug fixing sometime make word really hard.

Overall: I love the idea of open-source so as opensource this is my best DB software. I love the idea of it and similarity with mysql as it is a fork of it. If you already used any SQL software/server before then you can find this pice of software your next best thing. This fast and light feature of it is the dealbreaker. VPS with 512MB ram can run mariaDB with 1000's of users which I cant think with Mysql or any other software. Love to see this awesome pice of software success. For support you always have it sorted by someone before and you just need to search.

MariaDB is fast and stable

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It truly is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. Especially when you alter the table structure of an existing table with millions of rows the lock time goes down from 10s of minutes to 10s of seconds. Setting up a Galera cluster is not trivial, especially starting it the first time, but when it's up and running, it works really well.

Cons: Starting up a Galera cluster is annoying. The first node needs a manual start. They need to come up with a better way for non-database-people to easily start it up. Also we get many small Galera log files that sometimes just fill up the inodes on the server; why they don't just keep adding to the same log file is a mystery to us.

Overall: It's fast, it's actually free to use even in a cluster, and it works. Hasn't let us down yet!

Powerful, flexible and reliable database platform.

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have used MariaDB in small environments, and production environments handling millions of transactions. It has proven very reliable, robust, and I have come to rely on it.

Cons: Sometimes the configuration can be quite terse, but it is very well documented, and there is always somebody out there who can help!

Overall: I use MariaDB for a wide range of services, and it has become my 'go-to' database platform. It operates well out of the box, and with some configuration has proven to scale well (through load balanced servers). It integrates well in Linux environments, and I rely on it every day to handle millions of requests.

Fast and Easy

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is the relational database systems of choice if you need or want to switch MySQL. There is no client reconfigurationnecessary. It is developed by the open source community and it is broadly supported in all environments.

Cons: The shrinking of the idx log files is a bit tedious and needs downtime.

Overall: We are using it all over the place, when requirements do not push us into one of the big commercial products.

100% free and open source database management

Apr 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MariaDB is an alternative to MySql totally free and open source

Maintains full compatibility with MySQL, allowing migrations from MySql to MariaDB in a clean and smooth manner

When complex queries are received and you have to perform temporary tables, they are cached instead of being written to the disk

Being a very dynamic community and open to developers, MariaDB guarantees the fastest appearance of patches, which can solve any security problems

MariaDB can be used from most existing management systems for MySQL, such as PhpMyAdmin or HeidiSQL, and is compatible with popular applications such as WordPress, Drupal, and others

Cons: The migration of a very tested and reliable system such as MySQL. Although absolute compatibility is guaranteed, and a large stable and powerful system, we must assess whether today a complex system is worth passing to MariaDB

Overall: Compatibility with mysql that allows easier use of the application.

Open source.

Easy to use and safe database management.

Capterra loader

The improved fork of an excellent solution, integrate with a lot of software

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: As a fork of another solution you have all the advantages of the old solution but with more actualizations and an improved experience.

Easy to connect with a wide variety of DB clients and integrates with a large amount of software-

Widely recommended as there are a lot of documentation on the web.

I've used MongoDB since 2012. Latest releases are even better. Great piece of software!

May 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Schema-less design, flexibility, performance and scalability options. I have developed such a system with a help of MongoDB which would never be possible with RDBs.

Cons: Perhaps hardware resource consumption could be somewhat lower (even though it has been designed to work on commodity hardware).

It is an easy-to-use DBMS, and its functions are very helpful when handling the BD

May 02, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The new system tables, which keep statistics that are of great help for the optimization of the Database. Its new ARIA storage engines that replace MyISAM and XtraDB that replaces InnoDB and are fault-proof, and the PBXT engine: which is a transactional storage engine with a lot of new and beautiful features. On the other hand its speed improvement especially in complex queries when using the Aria storage engine, since Aria caches data from temporary tables in memory, which is a performance against the use of the hard drive. In the replication substantial improvements have been introduced, for example the "group commit for the binary log" that accelerates replication up to twice as much. Its ability to handle more than 200.00 connections.

Cons: I really have not got something so far that I do not like the driver. For which I recommend its use

Safe way to store data

Apr 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: We can easily switch to this database with simple steps. It provide better sequrity on data. Retrieve data from table is easy and fast. Easy to handle complex queries.

Cons: It should add more simplicity while implementing culstering on tables. Debugging tool it not good it does not tract all the missing indexes.

Overall: Saved client inovices and settlement information.

Capterra loader

Best Integration Software

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ideal for companies that want to take SQL to the next level. Efficient, secure, ideal for the user's wanting to integrate various application together.

Cons: Open source and hopefully the developers will keep on top of the software for years to come. Integration software works as long as other vendors stay together and keep on collaborating.

Overall: The best open source software taking technology to a new level by integrating other software's together.

Open source

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: A fork from mysql, much more updated and well maintained, doesn't require a lot of learning very simple and reliable!

Cons: I hate the option to log in without password after installing new mariadb server, I wish I could set a password before installing, but it doesn't prevent from doing it after the installation it's just extra steps...

Great Database server with open source

Apr 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Security features is very good as we get security patches more frequently. Easy to move from other database. It provider better speed performance that MYSQL.

Cons: Maintain the indexing on table is very complex. It provide many features but query performance feature is still missing.

Overall: I have been maintaining web application data in MariaDB.

nice mysql alternative

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MariaDB has better performance, more open development, compatibility with MySQL, supports additional storage engines, and has quicker security releases.

Cons: Might become incompatible in the future. I haven't run into any incompatibilities in my own deployment, but it's worth noting that MariaDB and MySQL have begun to diverge

Amazing

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blading fast. We switched from MySQL DB a few months ago and couldn't be much more happy with this solution.

Overall: Excellent performance. We work with this DB solution on most of our sites and even if they receive plenty of visit at the same time, there no sights of delays.

best DBMS

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Fast and secure, this is what I like the most about MariaDB, the fact it has more updates make it more entreprise-ready.

Easy and intuitive, the best way to work and it's free.

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Every great project is backed by a great community.

MariaDB is not the exception.

The speed of your queries makes it a superior tool.

Being based on MySql has the best of both worlds.

Cons: MariaDb not having a GUI is difficult to administer.

MariaDb not having a GUI makes the administration a bit difficult.

There is little GUI documentation and this makes it difficult to choose the most appropriate for our jobs.

Best free DB

Apr 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I use MariaDB for my website that handles a lot of traffic. Never had any problems, and the best part, it's free! Could have more nifty tools to optimize speed, but that's a matter of knowledge.

Improved database server.

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is a community-developed product, easy to use and install, perfect for medium and large organizations.

Cons: Came from Mysql and shares some of the same source code, best server performance runs over Linux distributions.