MariaDB Platform is the leading enterprise open source database, with a feature set far above and beyond what is available from MySQL Enterprise or EnterpriseDB Postgres Platform. As the successor to MySQL, MariaDB Platform continues to innovate with features such as distributed SQL and columnar storage while EnterpriseDB continues to lack critical functionality such as multi-master clustering and transparent data encryption.
The table below highlights a handful of the differences between MariaDB Platform and its open source competitors.
|Oracle Database compatibility||Yes||No||Yes|
|Transparent data encryption||No||Yes||Yes|
|Dynamic data masking||No||No||Yes|
MariaDB Platform supports the same core enterprise features as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and IBM Db2, and in some cases, even more (e.g., elastic scale out with distributed SQL). Further, while Oracle Database, IBM Db2 and MariaDB Platform all support multi-master clustering, only MariaDB Platform implements a shared-nothing architecture.
The table below highlights a handful of the differences between MariaDB Platform and its proprietary competitors.
|Columnar storage (on-disk)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Oracle Database compatibility||-||No||Yes||Yes|
|Multi-master clustering (shared storage)||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Multi-master clustering (shared nothing)||No||No||No||No|