Make the Switch to MariaDB

Get the Innovation of Open Source Combined with Best-in-Class Enterprise Capabilities

It’s often said that databases are sticky, once you’ve adopted one, it’s very difficult to move to another.  Proprietary databases tied to legacy hardware, specialized views, API extensions, and other “enhancements” are locking you into diminishing returns, yet they support so many mission-critical applications and processes that a forklift upgrade would be far too risky.

You want to switch to community open source to gain flexibility and avoid vendor lock-in – not to mention the vibrant community surrounding it.  But piecemealing together your own security, high availability, and support feels like a dubious trade-off.

Want to break free of proprietary databases without assuming all the responsibility for building or knitting together your own enterprise-class capabilities around an open source community database.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?


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Top 10 reasons to move to mariadb

Open source, open standards

Tap into the large pools of developer, analysts and data science talent by leveraging SQL on an open standard, open source platform. Focus your talent on your core business, unhampered by legacy systems or extending underlying infrastructure.

MariaDB Community Server

Vibrant developer community

With tens of millions of developers and users, default deployment with most Linux OS distributions and over a billion downloads from GitHub, MariaDB, originally forked from MySQL, is one of the strongest open source database communities on the planet.

MariaDB Developer Hub

Enterprise-grade HA and scalability

MariaDB’s database portfolio has built-in scale-out read replication, multi-master clustering and distributed SQL capable of handling transactional and analytical operations. All functionality is built-in and requires zero code or integration support from developers.

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Start small, grow fast

MariaDB’s initial footprint is so small you can start as a single node on a Raspberry Pi, yet scale petabytes with large clusters and distributed SQL. You can also run exactly the same operations on multiple clouds or on premises without changes to your apps.

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Simplified cloud migration

MariaDB is compatible with MySQL and Oracle with relatively straightforward migration with few rewrites and deployment on premises, to the cloud or in hybrid environments is easy as there are no programmatic differences introduced in MariaDB cloud operations.

Lift & Shift to the Cloud

Built-in enterprise-grade security

All MariaDB database products meet rigorous security standards, including a DoD approved Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for MariaDB Enterprise Server. Further, SkySQL Cloud Data Platform has SOC 2 Type II certification.

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Modern unified management

On premises or cloud, leverage the same integrated functionality for scalability, HA, security and database proxy with MaxScale.  Further, with SkySQL Remote Observability Services, you can monitor and manage both your cloud and on premise deployments from SkySQL.

MariaDB MaxScale

Best-in-class service and support

MariaDB provides a range of consulting, DBA, developer, and up to 24x7x365 unlimited product service and support through multiple subscription options. Further, SkySQL offers the option of fractional remote DBAs (SkyDBAs) that can replace or augment your team.

Technical Support Services

Integrated fast analytics

MariaDB ColumnStore extends MariaDB Enterprise Server with distributed, columnar storage and a massively parallel processing (MPP) shared-nothing architecture, transforming it into a standalone or distributed data warehouse for ad hoc SQL queries and advanced analytics without the need to create indexes.

MariaDB ColumnStore

Distributed SQL

Xpand scales without imposing limitations on standard SQL support. It is compatible with MariaDB and MySQL connectors, and applications can continue to query data the same way they did (or would) with MariaDB/MySQL – with joins, ordering, aggregates, stored procedures/functions, JSON functions and more.

MariaDB Xpand


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