What is MariaDB?
MariaDB is an enhanced, backwards-compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® database server.
MariaDB is actively and independently developed from MySQL® by the original core developers of MySQL and other MariaDB community members. In addition to being a full drop in replacement of MySQL® (no need to recompile applictions or transform data), it has a lot of new features and performance enhancements.
What is Monty Program's role in the development of MariaDB?
We are part of the community of developers working on MariaDB. Most of our developers are original core MySQL engineers, including the original creator of MySQL. We believe we offer the deepest knowledge of MySQL and related technologies available.
How do you ensure backward compatibility with MySQL®?
MariaDB is merged regularly with the MySQL® base code to ensure full backward compatibility. For each main MySQL® release there is a corresponding compatible MariaDB release.
How often do you release new versions of MariaDB?
We do 1-2 releases of MariaDB a year and we actively maintain old releases.
Where can I get more information about MariaDB?
More information about MariaDB can be found at: http://kb.askmonty.org/v/MariaDB
Where can I download MariaDB?
You can download MariaDB from: http://downloads.askmonty.org