MariaDB vs MySQL


Below is a comparative study of MariaDB and MySQL.


Purely open-source and vibrant development environment. Uses dual licensing model.
Less popular comparatively. More popular.
Less reliable and less trusted database comparatively. More reliable and trusted database.
Developed by a small company. Developed by the Oracle corporation.
Released under GPL, LGPL, or BSD. Released under the terms of GNU (General Public License).
Password complexity plugin feature is not available. Password complexity plugin feature is available.
Less number of warnings and bugs. More number of warnings and bugs.
Quicker and having more transparent security releases. Less quicker and having less transparent security releases.
More cutting edge features. Less cutting edge features.
More number of storage engines. Less number of storage engines.
Memcached interface is not available. Memcached interface is available.
Performs better testing. Performs good testing.
Compatible and very easy to migrate. Stable database.
New features available. More stable and trusted features.
Improved performance. More reliable and trusted performance.


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