MySQL versus MariaDB

MySQL versus MariaDB Versioning Feature comparison New Features Performance Improvements Compatibility Issues The Back Story of MySQL and MariaDB MySQL and MariaDB share some common history, both are named after developer Michael Widenius’ daughters, My and Maria. MySQL was created in 1995 by a Swedish software company, MySQL AB. It grew in popularity over the Read More >

What is MariaDB?

MariaDB is an open source relational database management system based on MySQL. It is a fork or developmental derivative of MySQL and provides a replacement for MySQL as well. The database was developed after MySQL was acquired by the Oracle Corporation. One of MariaDB’s strengths is that it focuses on security for the database with Read More >