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"The initial setup and deployment are simple."

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"From a customer perspective, MariaDB is a good choice for cluster configuration. It's also easy to operate and cheap.""From the user's perspective, the performance of the columnar queries is very good in terms of the database when comparing it to the Oracle, and MySQL.""MariaDB performs well as the backend database for our cloud-based telephony solution.""The performance is very good.""The solution runs very quickly. It's not slow at all.""Great monitoring and performance stability.""The solution's high availability is its most valuable aspect.""MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL."

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"We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning."

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"The scaling for database online transactions needs improvement.""I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases.""The GUI could be improved a bit. The user interface needs to be improved.""Master-master replication is something that needs to be simplified.""MariaDB could be improved by adding more automation.""It would be helpful if I could specify multiple drives for the database storage.""The product needs more features and more functionality. It's imperative that it supports more platforms, and supports more operating systems.""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."

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  • "The licensing cost is approximately $4000.00 per year and the licensing is based on the software and the number of posts that you make."
  • "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."
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    CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

    CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

    MariaDB Server is the fastest growing open source database. With its open-source innovation and enterprise-grade reliability, MariaDB Server is a modern database trusted by everyone from highly regulated industries to cutting-edge web-scale companies. MariaDB Server is available through all leading Linux distributions, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, reaching more than 60 million developers worldwide. As one of the most broadly adopted and widely deployed around the world, MariaDB Server receives contributions from companies like Alibaba, Facebook and Google — benefiting the entire community.
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    Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, Gorgias
    Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Media Company6%
    Manufacturing Company31%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    CockroachDB is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 1 review while MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases with 16 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 6.0, while MariaDB is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". CockroachDB is most compared with Citus Data, SQL Server, Oracle Database, SingleStore DB and Amazon Aurora, whereas MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, Firebird SQL and Percona Server.

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