MariaDB

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.wikipedia
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MySQL

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.
In 2010, when Oracle acquired Sun, Widenius forked the open-source MySQL project to create MariaDB.

Aria (storage engine)

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It includes new storage engines like Aria, ColumnStore, and MyRocks.
Aria is a storage engine for the MariaDB and MySQL relational database management systems.

Fork (software development)

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.
An exception is when the forked software is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the original project, e.g. MariaDB for MySQL or LibreOffice for OpenOffice.org.

Michael Widenius

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Its lead developer/CTO is Michael "Monty" Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL AB and the founder of Monty Program AB. In December 2012 Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson announced the formation of a foundation that would oversee the development of MariaDB.
Ulf Michael Widenius (often called Monty; born 3 March 1962, in Helsinki, Finland) is the main author of the original version of the open source MySQL database, a founding member of the MySQL AB company and CTO of the MariaDB Corporation AB.

Amazon Relational Database Service

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MariaDB has been supported in Amazon RDS service since October 2015.
Microsoft SQL Server in May 2012, PostgreSQL in November 2013, and MariaDB (a fork of MySQL) in October 2015, and an additional 80 features during 2017.

Kaj Arnö

Kaj Arnö joined as the CEO on 1 February 2019.
Kaj Sigurd Ademar Arnö (born 29 June 1963 in Helsinki, Finland) is the current CEO of the MariaDB Foundation, and former VP of the MySQL Community at MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation.

MyRocks

It includes new storage engines like Aria, ColumnStore, and MyRocks.
Starting from version 10.2.5, MariaDB includes MyRocks as an alpha-stage storage engine.

Free and open-source software

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.
These include MariaDB, Percona, and Drizzle.

Relational database

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.
According to DB-Engines, in July 2019, the most widely used systems were Oracle, MySQL (free software), Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL (free software), IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, SQLite (free software), and MariaDB (free software).

InfiniDB

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It includes new storage engines like Aria, ColumnStore, and MyRocks.
MariaDB Corporation announced on April 5, 2016 the release of its first big data analytics engine, MariaDB ColumnStore.

Simon Phipps (programmer)

Simon Phipps
In April 2013 the Foundation announced that it had appointed Simon Phipps as its Secretary and interim Chief Executive Officer, Rasmus Johansson as Chairman of the Board, and Andrew Katz, Jeremy Zawodny, and Michael Widenius as Board members.
He has served on a number of advisory boards for other projects, including as CEO of the MariaDB Foundation, and at the GNOME Foundation, OpenSolaris, OpenJDK, and OpenSPARC.

Wikimedia Foundation

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MariaDB is used at ServiceNow, DBS Bank, Google, Mozilla, and, since 2013, the Wikimedia Foundation.
The operation of Wikimedia depends on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open-source wiki software platform written in PHP and built upon the MariaDB database since 2013, previously was using MySQL database.

David Axmark

In December 2012 Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson announced the formation of a foundation that would oversee the development of MariaDB.
On 4 December 2012, David Axmark, together with the other MySQL founders, Michael "Monty" Widenius and Allan Larsson, announced the MariaDB Foundation.

Mageia

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, Fedora (from Fedora 19), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (from RHEL 7 in June 2014), CentOS (from CentOS 7), Mageia (from Mageia 2), openSUSE (from openSUSE 12.3 Dartmouth), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (from SLES 12), OpenBSD (from 5.7), and FreeBSD.
It was the first Linux distribution where MariaDB replaced Oracle's MySQL.

Linux

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Linux distributions are the cornerstone of the LAMP server-software combination (Linux, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) which has achieved popularity among developers, and which is one of the more common platforms for website hosting.

GNU General Public License

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MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.

Takeover

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Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation in 2009.

Oracle Corporation

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Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation in 2009.

Application programming interface

APIAPIsapplication programming interfaces
MariaDB intended to maintain high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a drop-in replacement capability with library binary parity and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands.

Database engine

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It includes new storage engines like Aria, ColumnStore, and MyRocks.

MySQL AB

MySQL
Its lead developer/CTO is Michael "Monty" Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL AB and the founder of Monty Program AB.

Sun Microsystems

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On 16 January 2008, MySQL AB announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $1 billion.

Fedora (operating system)

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, Fedora (from Fedora 19), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (from RHEL 7 in June 2014), CentOS (from CentOS 7), Mageia (from Mageia 2), openSUSE (from openSUSE 12.3 Dartmouth), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (from SLES 12), OpenBSD (from 5.7), and FreeBSD. On this basis, Fedora developers replaced MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19, out of concerns that Oracle was making MySQL a more closed software project.

OpenBSD

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, Fedora (from Fedora 19), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (from RHEL 7 in June 2014), CentOS (from CentOS 7), Mageia (from Mageia 2), openSUSE (from openSUSE 12.3 Dartmouth), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (from SLES 12), OpenBSD (from 5.7), and FreeBSD. OpenBSD likewise in April 2013 dropped MySQL for MariaDB 5.5.