Open source delivers better software, and MariaDB Server is a great example of why that is true. An open source fork of MySQL®, MariaDB is built by an active community of developers led by Monty Widenius, the originator of the MySQL database. With a lean, efficient development model and a commitment to fast integration of bug fixes, security patches, and cutting edge database innovation, the MariaDB community is breathing fresh life into the mature MySQL ecosystem. Performance enhancements like improved subquery optimization make MariaDB Server a better database, while retaining binary drop-in compatibility with MySQL. MariaDB Server will always be free and open, GPL licensed, and focused on delivering the tangible benefits of software freedom and no lock-in.
With so many SQL databases to choose from, why choose MariaDB Enterprise?
Not all SQL solutions are created equal, and the best fit for you depends a lot on your use case. If you're building serious, revenue-generating applications, you may want to consider the following when making a decision about MariaDB Enterprise.