A relational database with an extensible architecture, it has replaced MySQL in many places thanks to being quicker, more open and vibrant, having more storage engines, more transparent security releases, better performance, etc.
|Developed by||MariaDB Corporation|
|Latest stable version||MariaDB 10|
|Used by||Booking.com, Microsoft, Alibaba Cloud|
Lead developer - Michael Videnius, the author of the original version of MySQL and the founder of the company Monty Program AB. MariaDB is named after his youngest daughter Maria (English Maria), just as MySQL was named after another of his daughter Mai (English My).