Amazon RDS for Aurora vs MariaDB: What are the differences?
Amazon RDS for Aurora: MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability; MariaDB: An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
Amazon RDS for Aurora belongs to "SQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack, while MariaDB can be primarily classified under "Databases".
Some of the features offered by Amazon RDS for Aurora are:
- High Throughput with Low Jitter
- Push-button Compute Scaling
- Storage Auto-scaling
On the other hand, MariaDB provides the following key features:
- Insert Delayed
"MySQL compatibility " is the top reason why over 11 developers like Amazon RDS for Aurora, while over 150 developers mention "Drop-in mysql replacement" as the leading cause for choosing MariaDB.
MariaDB is an open source tool with 2.82K GitHub stars and 864 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MariaDB's open source repository on GitHub.
nrise, Docplanner, and MAK IT are some of the popular companies that use MariaDB, whereas Amazon RDS for Aurora is used by Medium, StackShare, and Zumba. MariaDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 496 company stacks & 461 developers stacks; compared to Amazon RDS for Aurora, which is listed in 121 company stacks and 31 developer stacks.
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