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"The most valuable feature is that the maintainability is offloaded to the service provider. I don't have to maintain a database or do any administrative tasks, which comes in handy."

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"The solution is very easy to implement.""Installation is straightforward.""The solution's high availability is its most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature of MariaDB is that it is open-source and we can easily migrate from other databases, such as Oracle to MariaDB.""We like the easy way that we can collect data from other databases.""It's easy to set up.""The stability of MariaDB is good, it has high availability.""It's open source."

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Cons
"It is a bit costly. The features are quite good, and I wouldn't say it requires any technical improvements. But from a cost perspective, some clients wouldn't go for Aurora because of that."

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"Master-master replication is something that needs to be simplified.""We'd like more data intelligence.""The license should be cheaper and closer to that offered by MySQL, Oracle and other products.""The price could be less expensive.""When we have had issues with accidental computer shutdown or a power outage, our MariaDB database was corrupted.""MariaDB can improve by adding more features. There are a lot of features, which are available in Oracle, and which are not available in MariaDB. We hope they will introduce the features soon.""Replication could be better, and it's not so simple. It would be better if they had a replication server. It would make things a lot easier. You need to have that replication server, but not in the same server farm. Then there will be a bit of latency between both because you should have one in one city and another one in a different city. That kind of solution should be more baked into every single database today. Mirroring the database in a live environment where any record written on the production server replicates instantly across the fiber on the other server wasn't easy. Many people don't even bother with that, and they just run one server.""It does not have tools for debugging procedures and functions."

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  • "The price could be lower compared to its competitors."
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  • "I used the open-source version, which is available free of charge."
  • "This is an open-source product, which can be used free of charge."
  • "This is an open source solution with no licensing fees."
  • "MariaDB is open-source and self-hosted."
  • "When it comes to MariaDB, it should have a more cost-effective license."
  • "We pay for a yearly license."
  • "There is a monthly subscription to use MariaDB."
  • "The solution is free, but if you want the enterprise version you will need to pay for some licenses but the cost is less than other solutions, such as Oracle."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is that the maintainability is offloaded to the service provider. I don't have to maintain a database or do any administrative tasks, which comes in handy.
    Top Answer:The price could be lower compared to its competitors.
    Top Answer:It is a bit costly. The features are quite good, and I wouldn't say it requires any technical improvements. But from a cost perspective, some clients wouldn't go for Aurora because of that. Right now… more »
    Top Answer:MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.
    Top Answer:This is an open source solution with no licensing fees.
    Top Answer:It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.
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    Overview

    Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

    Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.

    Amazon Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. It delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones (AZs).

    Visit the Amazon RDS Management Console to create your first Aurora database instance and start migrating your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.

    MariaDB is an open source relational database created by the original founders of MySQL. It is considered one of the most popular and trusted database servers throughout the world. MariaDB is a valued component found in most cloud offerings and is the default in many Linux tools. It is also widely used by Wikipedia, WordPress, and Google, among other well-known sites. Maria DB easily melds data into concise information from a vast array of applications, such as banking, online shopping, websites, and more.

    MariaDB was originally created to improve MySQL performance. It is the most widely chosen database server due to the solution being super fast, robust, user-friendly, and easily scalable. MariaDB also offers a substantial ecosystem of plugins, storage engines, and numerous other valuable tools that make it very attractive for a significant offering of use cases.

    The solution’s newest functionalities include compatibility with Oracle Database and Temporal Data Tables, and advanced clustering with Galera Cluster 4, which make it easier for users to research data history from any point in the past. Additionally, the most recent versions include JSON and GIS features. MariaDB is committed to staying an open source solution.

    MariaDB Features

    • More storage: MariaDB works with more storage engines than MySQL and most other database servers available. Some storage options include, but are not limited to ARCHIVE, MERGE, CSV, MEMORY, BLACKHOLE, MyISAM, ColumnStore, MyRocks, and Cassandra.

    • Super fast: MariaDB offers faster authentication checks. The FlushSSL permits SSL certificates to be reloaded without a server restart, resulting in huge time savings.

    • Improved testing: MariaDB offers an extending testing suite that runs faster and can test more than ever before. Bugs can be easily fixed and invalid tests removed.

    • Genuinely open source: Every code in MariaDB is GPL, LGPL, or BSD. Client libraries [for Windows (ODBC), Java (JDBC), or C] allow linking to closed source software. All fixed bug cases and development plans are completely public. MariaDB is a community-developed solution representing the true spirit of open source products.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Faustine C., Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms Corporation, shares, “The software provides a lot of information on what is happening inside the database. For most performance parameters it is easy to know if something is not right in the configuration or optimization which helps engineers take remedial fine-tuning measures. For example, if the database is underperforming it is easy to know which performance parameter can be adjusted to handle the workload. It is difficult to troubleshoot database issues if many performance parameters can not be monitored or debugged which is the case with some database management systems. It provides great monitoring of data storage, processing, and performance stability which is really important for real-time data storage and processing. It's a user-friendly product.”

    A PeerSpot user who is a Senior Engineer at a tech services company relates, “ The solution's high availability is its most valuable aspect. We have found the product to be stable and the initial setup is pretty simple. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. I'm very happy with it overall. I would recommend the solution to others. It's easy to find details about the product online and to learn about it.”

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    Sample Customers
    Dow Jones, Arizona State University, Verizon, Capital One, United Nations, Nielsen, Autodesk, Fanduel
    Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Amazon Aurora is ranked 10th in Relational Databases Tools with 1 review while MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases Tools with 21 reviews. Amazon Aurora is rated 9.0, while MariaDB is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon Aurora writes "Provides maintainability that is offloaded to the service provider and comes with disaster recovery feasibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". Amazon Aurora is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, Citus Data, IBM Db2 Database and Oracle Database Cloud Service, whereas MariaDB is most compared with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database and CockroachDB.

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