Supports a wide range of storage engines
By default, it provides users with support for several storage engines, including Aria, XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), PBXT, FederatedX (drop-in replacement for Federated), OQGRAPH, SphinxSE, IBMDB2I, and Cassandra.
Compared with MySQL
When compared with MySQL, we can immediately notice that MariaDB is definitely much faster, and extendable through a great number of extensions. It comes with brand-new features, developed by the best and brightest developers in the industry.
Features at a glance
Among some of its major highlights, we can mention multi-source, fast and safe replication, InnoDB asynchronous I/O subsystem, support for over 200,000 database connections, extended user statistics, pluggable authentication, as well as faster subqueries and joins. In addition, it comes with support for dynamic columns, GIS (Geographic Information System) functionality, progress reporting, virtual columns, table elimination, HandlerSocket, as well as fewer bugs and warnings.
Compatible with MySQL databases
Another interesting feature is the full compatibility with the MySQL database server, allowing users to import database tables from MySQL to MariaDB without much hassle. Also, users will be able to easily create logical or physical backups of their databases.
Supported operating systems
MariaDB is a platform-independent application, supporting all major operating system like Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Microsoft Windows. In addition to the source code, the software provides binary packages for both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures.
A drop-in replacement for MySQL
Because many Linux distribution developers replaced all the MySQL packages with MariaDB in their operating systems, we feel obliged to strongly recommend this powerful and open source SQL database engine/server for your projects.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 25th, 2014
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- This release fixes a serious bug in InnoDB and XtraDB that sometimes could cause a hard lock up of the server (MDEV-7026).
- This is the first release that includes Mroonga full-text search storage engine.
- When compiled with OpenSSL, MariaDB now supports TLSv1.2 protocol. Limit it to TLSv1.2 ciphers only with --ssl_cipher=TLSv1.2. Limit it to SSLv3 ciphers with --ssl-cipher=SSLv3. RPM and DEB packages from MariaDB.org are built with OpenSSL, others (for Windows and generic Linux) are built with yaSSL.
- Fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:
Application descriptionMariaDB is an open source database server software that has been designed from the ground up to replace the MySQL data...