MariaDB vs. MySQL – What's the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?
Shane Johnson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MariaDB
The first release of MariaDB was a fork of MySQL with additional features, performance improvements and bug fixes. However, while they both implement the MySQL protocol, MariaDB and MySQL have evolved differently – becoming separate databases. MariaDB has grown into a complete database solution with distributed SQL, columnar storage and temporal tables while MySQL 8.0…