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Our product currently uses the following MySQL components:

  1. MySQL Server 5.5.16 (InnoDB plugin)
  2. MySQL JDBC 5.1.18 driver
  3. MySQL ODBC 5.1.9 driver

We plan to switch to MarisDB 5.5.X for reason of MySQL license cost. Currently MariaDB 5.5.22 works fine with MySQL JDBC/ODBC driver above. But I was told the license for above MySQL JDBC/ODBC driver is bundled with MySQL server. So we are looking for alternative JDBC/ODBC drivers that will work with MariaDB 5.5.XX. Do you have the suggestion on driver available for MariaDB server? Our product is running on Window platform with Java client connecting to DB with JDBC driver and C++ cient connecting to DB with ODBC driver.

Answer

There is an LGPL-licensed MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications available. It can be downloaded here.

Other drivers

The MySQL JDBC driver can be downloaded from: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/

The MySQL ODBC driver can be downloaded from: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/5.0.html

Both of the above are released under the same GPL v2 license that MariaDB uses. You're free to use them with MariaDB and you don't have to pay any license fee to do so.

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