MariaDB – excellent relational database system

MariaDB Server is one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source. Notable users include Wikipedia, WordPress.com and Google.

MariaDB seeks high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a drop-in replacement capability with library binary parity and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands. It includes a new storage engine, Aria, an alternative to MyISAM that intends to be the default transactional and non-transactional engine.

There are millions of installations of MariaDB worldwide, and thousands of downloads a day of MariaDB installation software.

Features include:

  • Very fast in operation.
  • Focus on performance and based on its threading model, MariaDB features scale out technologies.
  • Scalable – able to handle tens of thousands of tables and billions of rows of data.
  • Built-in functions include ones for manipulating and formatting text, business and statistical calculations, recording chronological information, as well as specialty features such ones related to GPS mapping.
  • Several storage engines with different advantages. Some are transaction-safe storage engines that allow for rollback of data
  • Full integration with Galera cluster — an add-on for MariaDB for running multiple database servers for better performance and high availability.
  • Focus on security with encryption.

Website: mariadb.org
Support: Blog
Developer: MariaDB Corporation AB, MariaDB Foundation
License: General Public License version 2

MariaDB is written in C++ and C. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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