Developer(s) Monty Program Ab
Initial release 22 January 2009 (2009-01-22)
Stable release 5.2.9  (September 22, 2011; 52 days ago (2011-09-22)) [+/−]
Preview release 5.3.1  (September 10, 2011; 2 months ago (2011-09-10)) [+/−]
Written in C, C++, Perl, Bash
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
License GNU General Public License (version 2)

MariaDB is a community-developed branch of the MySQL database, the impetus being the community maintenance of its free status under GPL, as opposed to any uncertainty of MySQL license status under its current ownership by Oracle.

The intent also being to maintain high fidelity with MySQL, ensuring a "drop-in" replacement capability with library binary equivalency and exacting matching with MySQL APIs and commands. It includes the XtraDB storage engine as a replacement for InnoDB.

Its lead developer is Monty Widenius, the founder of MySQL and Monty Program AB.


Third-party software

There are several third-party proprietary and free software packages designed for MySQL that are also readily able to integrate with MariaDB. Some examples are:

  • DBEdit – A free administration application for MariaDB and other databases.
  • Navicat – A series of proprietary database management applications for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • HeidiSQL - A free and open source client for MySQL, 100% compatible with MariaDB, included with the Windows MSI package of MariaDB beginning with the 5.2.7 release [1][2]

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External links

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