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What advice do you have for others considering MariaDB?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering MariaDB, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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1414 Answers

reviewer1435281 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at eight because it's a stable and scalable solution.

reviewer1442025 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We implement the solution. We typically deal with on-premises deployments. We use the latest version of the solution. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I'd recommend the solution. We've largely been happy with it so far.

Faustine Chisasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend that if a company wants to do everything in-house and doesn't have support, it's important to have good database administrators, because the initial setup is straightforward, but a lot of optimization is needed, and it requires skillful administrators. I'd recommend some good planning from the beginning, and it's important to figure out whether the company needs to do some database partitioning. Carry out good research from the beginning, because if it's not taken care of then, there will be problems. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Alain Aina - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution. It has worked very well for us so far. I have no complaints about it. I would rate MariaDB a nine out of ten.

Pei QING - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I think that for a small team of fewer than ten people, such as a couple of developers, MariaDB is a very easy start. When the team size grows or when the complexity of the application grows, you might need to try other options such as Ingres or MySQL. In our case, at the very beginning, MariaDB covered almost every technical requirement for releasing version one of our application. It is definitely a good start. Once the product has grown to a point where the developers know in which aspect MariaDB does not fulfill the requirements, then it's time to find a better match. At this point, I cannot think of any additional features that I would like to see because most of what I want is already on the roadmap. I think that they plan to implement them one by one. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

reviewer1381863 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our use of MariaDB is very basic, so it's a good platform compared to many others. As it is a good product, I can recommend it to any users. If you want to have paid versions then there is Oracle and Microsoft SQL, but MariaDB is quite good and unless you have some specialized requirements, of which I don't know what they could be, you can use mariaDB. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

DEEPEN DHULLA - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

This is a good product and I absolutely recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

reviewer1131492 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

If you require the use of columnar queries then you should be using MariaDB. Our usage is very limited and we don't know all of the features and how they function. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten, as I have not yet explored all of the functions.

Michael Kim - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

MariaBD is good. It is almost perfect. I would recommend it. I would rate this product as a nine (out of 10).

Yoga Arnindita - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This is a product that I would recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

reviewer1254645 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I am an IT engineer. I am always researching the best solutions for our clients. I work mainly with open-source solutions, such as Liferay and WordPress. Before this product was called MariaDB it was called MySQL. I would say that for most use cases it works fine. Before implementing you have to understand what your use case is for. Other databases work better for different use cases. You have to ask yourself if you want to use a relational database or a NoSQL. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

reviewer979968 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Vendor

There are many valuable features in MariaDB. MariaDB is a very good database when everything works fine, and I would recommend it. However, I work in operations and if something goes wrong there is no way to start an analysis because MariaDB doesn't provide many tools that help to understand the problem. In order to make this an enterprise tool, or an enterprise-level database, it needs to improve from this perspective. Otherwise, it will only be good for very small deployments. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AsiyeYigit - PeerSpot reviewer

We are resellers but we are willing to be partners with MariaDB. Before starting with the implementation and deployment you should read the guide. You should look at the suggested tips, tricks, clues, and the requirements to avoid having any problems. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Mmusi Kekonnwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We use the on-premises version of the solution. I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

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