What is MariaDB?

MariaDB is an open source relational database management system that is a compatible drop-in replacement for the widely used MySQL database technology.

MariaDB intends to have high compatibility with MySQL and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands. MariaDB’s API and protocol are compatible with those used by MySQL, and also some other features to support local non-blocking operations and progress reporting.  

Benefits of using MariaDB

MariaDB means to maintain high similarity with MySQL, guaranteeing a “drop-in” supplanting capacity with the library two fold equivalent and correct coordinating with MySQL APIs and commands.

  • It has better inquiry execution.
  • It has a greater amount of an open source code.
  • Changing to MariaDB web server is simple,easy and quick.

MariaDB is developing continuously and updates are transmitted to end users very faster and features like bug tracker can be viewed in detail. They also offer a cluster database for commercial use and enables multi-master replication. MariaDB supports more engines and has been optimized for performance and is much more powerful for large amounts of data sets. Migrating from other database systems to MariaDB is very beneficial.