MariaDB Platform X5 vs. MySQL Enterprise Edition 8

A side-by-side feature comparison of MariaDB Platform X5 vs. MySQL Enterprise Edition 8.0

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.

This guide evaluates the enterprise offerings of MariaDB and MySQL. It covers the full suite of features and capabilities they provide, including:

  • Scalability and performance
  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • Development support
  • Security
  • BONUS: Deep dive into unique features of each database


Whether you're embarking on a greenfield project with no database in place yet, deciding between MariaDB and MySQL, or if you're an enterprise organization looking to embrace open source and migrate off of proprietary databases, download this comparison guide to find the right open source database for you.

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