Oracle who? Fedora & openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB
Posted on: 02/04/2013 09:04 AM

Both Fedora & openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB

Oracle who? Fedora & openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB


For years, MySQL has been fundamental to many server applications, especially those using the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) software stack. Those days may be ending. Both Fedora (Red Hat's community Linux) and openSUSE (SUSE's community Linux) will be switching out MySQL to MariaDB for their default database management system (DBMS) in their next releases.

For database developers and managers, this change shouldn't be a problem. MariaDB, a MySQL fork founded by the original MySQL developers, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the MySQL Database Server. It includes support for all the major open source storage engines, which are also supported by MySQL, such as MyISAM, Blackhole, CSV, Memory, and Archive.



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