Fastest Growing Open Source Database MariaDB Partners With Global Visual Analytics Leader Tableau

Combination of ubiquitous database and visual analytics technologies accelerates delivery of business insights


MENLO PARK, Calif. and HELSINKI – December 12, 2017 – MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced Tableau Software, the global leader in visual analytics, has certified MariaDB integration with Tableau’s business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform. Bringing together the highly popular data management products and the renowned visualization technologies means businesses globally can confidently use these preferred solutions for reliable, fast, data-driven business decisions.


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“Millions of users around the world rely on MariaDB and Tableau to run and analyze business-critical application environments,” said Shane Johnson, Senior Director of Product Marketing at MariaDB Corporation. “We’re making it easier and more reliable to do this by certifying the combination of these two standard bearers in open source database and business intelligence products.”

Tableau and MariaDB certified the performance and availability of both MariaDB TX, a complete open source database solution for transactional workloads, and MariaDB AX, an open source solution for modern data analytics and data warehousing, with Tableau’s visual analytics software. In addition to confirming the capabilities delivered by MariaDB and Tableau, the certification also means that both companies will now support joint customers.

Customer demand for closer integration between Tableau and MariaDB and support for the combined solutions drove the collaboration announced today. BI professionals can confidently use the very same tooling and interface with the same semantics and behavior whether deploying Tableau on a transactional system – MariaDB TX – or data warehousing system – MariaDB AX.

“At Tableau, we want to make it simple to visualize data across the most popular data stores,” said Todd Talkington, Director of Technology Partnerships at Tableau. “Adding MariaDB as a partner with certified technology is a logical step to support the growing number of companies who are adopting open source relational databases to replace aging, legacy systems.”

Across all industries, companies are looking for actionable insight into their data. Using Tableau with MariaDB, operational reporting and visualization of high performance analytics is easy and powerful. As a general purpose database, Tableau with MariaDB can be deployed to support a wide range of applications – from customer trend insights that influence new or better services to health data analysis that improves patient outcomes and controls costs.

MariaDB is the default in the majority of Linux distributions, most recently replacing MySQL in Debian. Within OpenStack cloud deployments, MariaDB was identified in a recent survey as the most used database. With MariaDB’s widespread use across Linux distributions and availability in the world’s leading cloud providers, as well as identified for its ease of use, MariaDB is quickly becoming the open source database standard for the modern enterprise.


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About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB Corporation is the company behind MariaDB, the fastest growing Open Source database. MariaDB, with a strong history of community innovation and enterprise adoption, provides the most functionally complete open source database. MariaDB powers applications at companies including Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities and more.

MariaDB solutions are engineered to run on any infrastructure – bare metal servers, virtual machines, containers, public and private clouds – and is available in all leading Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, with a reach of more than 60 million developers worldwide.