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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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    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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    Apache Derby, an Apache DB subproject, is an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java and available under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Some key advantages include:

    • Derby has a small footprint -- about 2.6 megabytes for the base engine and embedded JDBC driver.
    • Derby is based on the Java, JDBC, and SQL standards.
    • Derby provides an embedded JDBC driver that lets you embed Derby in any Java-based solution.
    • Derby also supports the more familiar client/server mode with the Derby Network Client JDBC driver and Derby Network Server.
    • Derby is easy to install, deploy, and use.

    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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    Apache Derby is ranked 23rd in Relational Databases Tools while MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases Tools with 21 reviews. Apache Derby is rated 0.0, while MariaDB is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". Apache Derby is most compared with MySQL, Oracle Java DB, SQL Server, Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory, whereas MariaDB is most compared with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database and Firebird SQL.

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