About this Documentation


This documentation covers MariaDB Enterprise, a modern SQL database platform produced and supported by MariaDB Corporation. See the Features for more information about MariaDB Enterprise.

Front Matter

  • MariaDB Enterprise Documentation

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  • An enhanced edition of this content is available for authenticated MariaDB Customers at: https://customers.mariadb.com/docs/

  • All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Developed at private expense.

Enterprise-Ready Platform

MariaDB Corporation designed MariaDB Enterprise to meet enterprise challenges.

Enterprise challenges include:

  • Producing value at scale through projects that deliver strong return on investment (ROI) using platforms with reasonable total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Delivering consistent and sustainable operations through governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC).

  • Increasing staff productivity and team agility by leveraging vendor services and developing in-house platform expertise.

Enterprise-Ready Documentation

Enterprise scaling challenges apply to data and systems, but also exist in the range of IT disciplines and IT practitioners who care for the enterprise's customers.

We've prepared this documentation to serve the enterprise's:

  • database administrators (DBA)

  • operators

  • application developers

  • IT governance, architecture, audit, and information security experts

Contents and Structure

The MariaDB Enterprise Documentation contains the following sections:

Feature Summary

Summary of MariaDB products and services, Enterprise lifecycle, changes in new releases

Deployment Guide

Obtaining, installing, and configuring MariaDB Enterprise

Application Development Guide

Application design, connecting, querying, and working with MariaDB Enterprise

Recovery Guide

Backup/restore, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning for MariaDB Enterprise

Security Guide

Governance, risk management, compliance, security with authentication, authorization, encryption, hardening, audit, and logging for MariaDB Enterprise

Solutions Guide

HA, load balancing, clustering, replication, storage engines, architecture, capacity planning, performance tuning, and operating MariaDB Enterprise


Tables for error codes, system and status variables, etc.

Release Notes

Release notes

Documentation Features

This documentation integrates the following features:

  • Responsive design allows viewing on desktop and mobile platforms.

  • Search interface for this documentation appears at the top of all pages.

  • Bookmarkable documentation sections, pages, and page sections.

  • Integrated tables, diagrams, and content enhancements.

  • A table of contents detailing the toplevel hierarchy of this documentation.

  • MariaDB Corporation accepts feedback about this documentation.