Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Differences Between MariaDB and MySQL on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7).Register Now
Tags: MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, DBA, SysAdmin, DevOps
Experience Level: Novice
MariaDB and MySQL. Are they syntactically similar? Where do these two query languages differ? Why would I use one over the other?
MariaDB is on the path of gradually diverging from MySQL. One obvious example is the internal data dictionary currently under development for MySQL 8.0. This is a major change to the way metadata is stored and used within the server. MariaDB doesn’t have an equivalent feature. Implementing this feature could mark the end of datafile-level compatibility between MySQL and MariaDB.
There are also non-technical differences between MySQL and MariaDB, including:
Colin will take a look at some of the differences between MariaDB and MySQL and help answer some of the common questions our Database Performance Experts get about the two databases.
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team for MariaDB Server in 2009, worked in MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, Colin worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well-known within many open source communities and speaks on the conference circuit.
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