MariaDB vs MySQL: What are the differences?
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; MySQL: The world's most popular open source database. The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
MariaDB and MySQL can be categorized as "Databases" tools.
"Drop-in mysql replacement", "Great performance" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider MariaDB; whereas "Sql", "Free" and "Easy" are the primary reasons why MySQL is favored.
MariaDB and MySQL are both open source tools. MySQL with 3.97K GitHub stars and 1.56K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MariaDB with 2.82K GitHub stars and 864 GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Netflix are some of the popular companies that use MySQL, whereas MariaDB is used by Grooveshark, Shutterstock, and Geocodio. MySQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2991 company stacks & 3049 developers stacks; compared to MariaDB, which is listed in 496 company stacks and 461 developer stacks.
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