MariaDB Room for Improvement
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.
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The stability could always continue to be improved upon.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
Systems Administrator at Dairibord
MariaDB could be improved by adding more automation.View full review »
MariaDB could improve by adding support for non-relational structures and new data types.View full review »
The solution can improve by having support for more integration. However, at this time it is working well for us.View full review »
I'd like to see more integration with user platforms.View full review »
IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.View full review »
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.View full review »
The price could be less expensive.View full review »