MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Contributors are required to share their copyright with the MariaDB Foundation.

MariaDB intends to maintain high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a "drop-in" replacement capability with library binary equivalency and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands. It includes the XtraDB storage engine for replacing InnoDB, as well as a new storage engine, Aria, that intends to be both a transactional and non-transactional engine perhaps even included in future versions of MySQL.

Its lead developer is Michael "Monty" Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL AB and the founder of Monty Program AB. On 16 January 2008, MySQL AB announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $1 billion. The acquisition completed on 26 February 2008. MariaDB is named after Monty's younger daughter Maria, similar to how MySQL is named after his other daughter My.

Updating Server System Variables in MariaDB & MySQL without restarting the deamon 08 December 2015
Sub-Repository for MariaDB 10.1 18 December 2015
RPM for PAM_mysql 0.7 RC1 28 February 2016
Accessing foreign tables in your local MySQL or MariaDB 31 March 2016
Reconnecting with MySQL/MariaDB in C 02 April 2016
RPM for PAM_mysql 0.7 RC1 with patches 29 May 2016
Export a MySQL/MariaDB SELECT into a CSV file 13 July 2016
MariaDB Cluster in Master-Master Mode with a NAT 05 August 2016
HAProxy for MySQL/MariaDB Load Balance and High Availability Cluster 10 August 2016
How to configure MariaDB Synchronous Replication 28 March 2017
Conecting to a RDS such as Azure's, AWS' or Google's 30 May 2017
Moving away from the FILTER() SQL Clauses 21 June 2017
Recovering MariaDB Galera Cluster after a Restart 26 July 2017
Monitoring the MySQL/MariaDB Maximum Connection Cap with Nagios 07 November 2017
Deploying a DRP for your FusionPBX Part 1 16 December 2017
Sub-Repository for MariaDB 10.2 05 March 2018


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