MySQL’s creator on why the future belongs to MariaDB

MariaDB was created to be a drop-in replacement for MySQL. Widenius says that as long as MySQL has a larger user base than MariaDB, remaining drop-in compatibility will be essential, in order to make the transition between the databases trivial.

“However, being a drop-in replacement doesn’t stop us from changing the underlying code to make it faster and better or add new features,” he says.

via Dead database walking: MySQL’s creator on why the future belongs to MariaDB – MariaDB, open source, mysql, Oracle – Computerworld.

Welcome to MariaDB! – MariaDB

MariaDB is a database server that offers drop-in replacement functionality for MySQL. MariaDB is built by some of the original authors of MySQL, with assistance from the broader community of Free and open source software developers. In addition to the core functionality of MySQL, MariaDB offers a rich set of feature enhancements including alternate storage engines, server optimizations, and patches.

via Welcome to MariaDB! – MariaDB.