Mariadb vs mysql performance
Mariadb vs mysql performance.
Mariadb database better performance than
MariaDB is a relational database management system(RDBMS).
It is a fork (an independent development on the copy of MySQL’s source code)
of the MySQL relational database management system. MariaDBis
intended to remain free. Development is led by a community of some of the
original developers of MYSQL. The community had tofork MariaDB due to conflicts over its
acquisition and ownership by Oracle Corporation. The initial release was done 9
years ago(2009). MariaDB is written in C, C++, Perl and Bash. MariaDB works
with a variety of operating systems which include Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris
,MacOS and BSD.
On the other hand, MySQL is an open-source
relational database management system and is owned by the Oracle Corporation.
Besides the fact that MySQL is open-source, paid editions are available. The
paid editions are better and have additional functionalities. MySQL was
initially released 23years ago(1995). The RDBMS is written in C, and C++ and
works on the following operating systems: FreeBSD, Solaris, macOS and Linux.
MariaDB is arguably better in performance
compared to MySQL. The following are reasons and properties of MariaDB that
deem it better in performance compared to MySqL.
1.Mariadb is open to public code
Mysql hides behind large
batches post-releases which is done a relatively long time. Mysql updates are
based on contributions from only Oracle developers. The updates are closed to
public opinion and discussion. Hence, mysql’s development does not benefit from
the user’s opinion or views. Mariadb on the other hand is completely open and
allows contributor developers from the public. Mariadb corporation is also more
active in producing post-releases and documentations.
2.Mariadb is co-ordinated and
fast in its release of security releases and upgrades:
Mysql releases updates and
bug fixes each two months. However, the security releases and the release fixes
are made after three months. This makes the current mysql not synched with the
current version and makes it hard for administrators to do patch management and
back porting. On the other hand, mariadb releases its security releases and fixes
announcements at the same time with its upgrade.
3.Mariadb is way ahead on
additional features and updates.
The latest update of
mysql; mysql 5.7 looks juicier and better with added functionalities such as
the GIS support. However, for these new features of the mysql 5.7, mariadb has
already had versions with these features in the past.
4.Mariadb has plugins and storage
engines integrated in the official release:
Mariadb comes with a
variety of storage plugins and storage engines such as Cassandra and Connect
storage engines, Spider, TokuDB. The plugins and storage engines come as part
of the official release of mariadb hence are easy to use. However for mysql, the
plugins and storage engines are available as third parties hence may take time
to integrate and become hard to use
5.Other better performance
Mariadb has other features that are clearly way better than those of mysql. These
include: a much improved query optimizer, faster web server back-end responses
amongst other performance related features.
With these reasons, mariadb has been proven
in real-life situations to be better in performance compared to mysql. Most
companies have moved their internal and external servers to run on mariadb.