Connect and Query


Database connections are made using a connector (from an application) or a client (interactively or from scripts).

Clients and connectors listed here are supported under MariaDB Corporation Engineering Policies.

Clients and connectors listed here are compatible with:

  • MariaDB SkySQL DBaaS

  • MariaDB Enterprise (including MariaDB Enterprise Server and MariaDB MaxScale)

  • MariaDB Community Server

MariaDB Connectors

MariaDB Connectors are available for many popular programming languages.

Programming Language / Interface



MariaDB Connector/C


MariaDB Connector/C++

Java - JDBC

MariaDB Connector/J

Java - R2DBC

MariaDB Connector/R2DBC


MariaDB Connector/Node.js


MariaDB Connector/ODBC


MariaDB Connector/Python

MariaDB Client

MariaDB Client can be used interactively or within scripts.

MariaDB Client is included with distributions of MariaDB Enterprise.

Compatible third-party clients exist but are not listed here.

Executable Filename


mariadb, mysql

Connect from the command-line

Tools and Utilities

Tools and utilities listed here are included with distributions of MariaDB Enterprise and make a client connection.

Command-Line Executable


mariadb-admin, mysqladmin

Check configuration and current status

mariadb-backup, mariabackup

Create and restore physical backups (including Aria, InnoDB, MyISAM, MyRocks)

mariadb-binlog, mysqlbinlog

Read binary logs or relay logs

mariadb-check, mysqlcheck

Perform table maintenance operations

mariadb-dump, mysqldump

Create logical backups

mariadb-import, mysqlimport

Load table data from CSV, TSV, and other text file formats

mariadb-show, mysqlshow

Display databases, tables, table columns, indexes

mariadb-slap, mysqlslap

Generate client load for testing

Business Intelligence (BI)

MariaDB Enterprise is accessible from business intelligence (BI) platforms, including:

BI Platform


Microsoft Power BI

MariaDB Direct Query Adapter for Microsoft Power BI enables Microsoft Power BI Desktop users to remotely connect to and query their MariaDB database, including on MariaDB SkySQL, without downloading the entire data set to their local machine.