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Recently i came across MariaDB ! Hearing for first time..What is MariaDB ? and difference from MySQL ?
asked May 31, 2016 in Computer Science - IT by techdoubt | 60 views
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MariaDB is a RDBMS with all features as of MySQL and also created by developers of MySQL !

Yes, it is a replacement to MySQL and applications are being developed by MariaSB since they are :

  • Open source
  • Less bugs
  • better performance than MySQL

MySQL is also open source but enterprise editions are not open source and is governed by Oracle.

MariaDB is a forked version of MySQL ,i.e copy of package and it was developed over concerns when MySQL was  acquired by Oracle.

What is fork :

MariaDB is OpenSource and compatible with MySQL 

Find more features here in official doc :



answered May 31, 2016 by slow_learner
selected May 31, 2016 by techdoubt