Migration Guide: MySQL to MariaDB

Best practices to seamlessly migrate from MySQL to MariaDB

MySQL and MariaDB are among the most popular open source databases globally, with hundreds of millions of deployments and billions of downloads. In recent years, there's been a growing trend of MySQL users moving to MariaDB, as they have become more differentiated in their features, product strategy and vision.

Whether you've decided to move from MySQL to avoid vendor lock-in, enable cloud migration with new technologies, or support high availability, performance and disaster recovery, it's never too early to plan for your migration to MariaDB.

This guide validates your decision to move to MariaDB, provides an overview of the process, and highlights the tools and resources necessary to make your migration successful. Learn about:

  • MariaDB deployment options based on your application needs
  • Migration methodology best practices
  • Data migration options
  • Downstream dependencies
  • Available migration tools, technologies and support options
  • Common MySQL migration pitfalls
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