Discover why you can easily migrate from MySQL to modern versions of MariaDB Enterprise Server
MariaDB and MySQL, two of the most popular open source relational databases, started from the same place. MariaDB was created as a fork of MySQL by MySQL's founder to ensure open and transparent development after Oracle acquired MySQL. In recent years, they have become more differentiated in their features, product strategy and vision.
As major versions of MySQL reach end of life, it is natural for customers on those versions to consider available upgrade paths. MariaDB is a viable alternative, and in most cases, will present a lower barrier for migration.
This guide is a good starting point for considering MariaDB as a MySQL option as it covers available features, compatibility, and behaviors for both databases.