Migration Guide: PostgreSQL to MariaDB

Best practices to seamlessly migrate from PostgreSQL to MariaDB

PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL users moving to MariaDB.

Whether you've decided to move from PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL migration pitfalls
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