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MariaDB Room for Improvement

Faustine Chisasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation

I'd like to see more time series data and additional partitioning support, natively if possible. I started using  MariaDB but then migrated one of my systems to PostgreSQL because it has good support for time series data, plus there's a plug-in that PostgreSQL uses for easy support of time-series data and partitioning and it is easy to use. MariaDB could have something like that which would provide better support for times series data and partitioning. Automatic partitioning would be helpful is natively supported, because at some point I experienced issues with database performance. Partitioning is a bit complex and we do everything in-house.

I'd like to see something that does automatic optimization or tuning. This will particularly be helpful to new users.

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Georges BOMBOH - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Pharos Consulting

We'd like more data intelligence. We are working with a client who needs a lot of information about Oracle groups that come in the country, on the passenger name records, and so on. We need more intelligence around that in order to work better.

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Owner at TRS

It would be good if they can maybe improve the mass import in the database. Currently, for importing a large number of data, we create a CSV file and upload all the things in the system. The system does not activate them by default. We have to do this manually. This may be due to the version we are using, but this is something we would like to see improved.

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Pei QING - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Sansi Electronic Engineering

Scalability is an area that needs to be improved.

When we have had issues with accidental computer shutdown or a power outage, our MariaDB database was corrupted. This did not happen with our Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, so I think that there might be some differences in the database engine that better deals with these kinds of accidents.

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Anthony Busulwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Manager Uganda at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The PL/SQL performance is slow. If you have big batch jobs running in the middle of the night for a bank doing its end-of-day audits, then MariaDB will take three times longer than using Oracle. The product lacks sufficient detail in its reports. MariaDB has many extra features that would help to optimize the DB in the enterprise version and it would be helpful if it were possible to add some of those features in the open source version. 

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Eric Espino - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Melones Oil Terminal

I don’t have any particular issue with the solution. It works well for my purposes.

I’m not sure if it can scale, so I’m not sure how it would fare for significant companies. I know that MariaDB has a cluster solution that I don't need at the moment. Probably, it would be a good idea to have a way just to confirm that the cluster is available for when I require scaling.

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PrabhatRanjan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

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.

In a future release, MariaDB should add more collections. We want parallel processing.

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AhmetÖzdemir - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Database Administrator at Türk Telekom

The solution should do some fine-tuning on maybe the transaction per second so that users can get more than they can on the Microsoft SQL Server.

If you want to gain more transactions at MariaDB over the Microsoft SQL Server, you have to do lots of fine-tuning and combine a lot of parameters to get more transactions per second over the Microsoft SQL Server or another database. I reach the limits of MySQL at 15,000 transactions per second. MariaDB should aim to be better.

They should have more integrations with BI tools. 

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Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The solution offers very good automatic features.

The GUI could be improved a bit. The user interface needs to be improved.

I haven't tested the latest version of the solution. There may have been updated and changes that I am not aware of.

The stability of the solution could be improved, as we've had issues.

It would be ideal if the solution could offer an active-active cluster.

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Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The technical support could be better. It's hard to connect with them as they are not based locally.

The product needs more features and more functionality. It's imperative that it supports more platforms, and supports more operating systems. 

If MariaDB becomes more popular, then they will find more people will use the DB for more applications and projects.

It would be ideal if they offered some sort of easy migration tool for migrating from older MariaDB products.

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System Analyst and Team Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The license should be cheaper and closer to that offered by MySQL, Oracle and other products. 

The solution needs more metrics on daily count. SQL Stripment should be addressed. 

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WASIM JAVAID - PeerSpot reviewer
Database Administrator at National Information Technology Board

There's an enterprise version. However, right now, we are using free versions. Our chunks of data are a low amount of data. We'd like it to be able to handle more or to have something between free and enterprise that can handle more.

The maintenance and performance could be a bit better.

There is no available pivot table. There is no facility available in MariaDB.

The failed login attempt feature is not available.

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Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The stability could always continue to be improved upon.

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MD at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

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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Developer at Greenglobal

I don't know what we want to improve about it, however, we don't use it for everything. We use it for specific projects. It can fit my project, and we don't know how we can use it more.

The performance could be a bit better.

They could make the solution stronger. It's not stronger than PostgreSQL, for example.

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Systems Administrator at Dairibord

MariaDB could be improved by adding more automation. 

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Nor EL MALKI - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at Leyton & Associés, SAS

MariaDB could improve by adding support for non-relational structures and new data types.

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Bahattin Yetismis - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at BE1 consultancy

The solution can improve by having support for more integration. However, at this time it is working well for us.

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Sergio Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow

I'd like to see more integration with user platforms.

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IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees

It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.

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Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

MariaDB doesn't handle long or complex SQL queries quite as well as Oracle Database.

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ZelalemGedefie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

The price could be less expensive.

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