Things to Watch: MariaDB

MariaDB An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

More and more projects seem to be switching to this database.

Wikipedia Switches to MariaDB

For some time now, Wikipedia has been using a variant of MySQL 5.1, with patches contributed by engineers at Facebook. But Wikipedia has been eyeing MariaDB for two main reasons: The host of technical improvements being rolled into MariaDB, and the preference Wikipedia has for “[software] projects without bifurcated code bases between differently licensed free and enterprise editions.”

SkySQL Merges with MariaDB

SkySQL, a provider of open source database solutions, is merging with Monty Program Ab, the creators of MariaDB, an open source database technology that is used by Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and other services.


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