MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality check

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Colin Charles published extensive comparison between MySQL vs. MariaDB (including Percona Server for MySQL). His goal was to evaluate, at a higher level, MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server for MySQL side-by-side to better inform the decision making process. It is largely an unofficial response to published comments from the MariaDB Corporation.

Article then compares

  • Open community
  • Core engine comparison and what is shared
  • General features comparison
  • Extensibility
  • Analytics
  • High availability
  • Security

and more, e.g. supporting ecosystem and tools, enterprise database compatibility. Seems like there is a healthy competition in the MySQL ecosystem.

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