[SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #2

Chris Hudson chrishudson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 07:12:27 CDT 2014

I've only had a little exposure to MariaDB at this point, but so far it
seems identical to MySQL.


On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>

> I am working on a project that involves setting up a server for a customer
> where they will need to access a database on an on-going basis for various
> kinds of record-keeping, etc.  I have come to the conclusion that a LAMP
> server will be the best solution for them (I won't bore you with all the
> reasons why, but let's assume that is the way I will go).
> This will be the first time I will undertake a project quite like this, so
> I have a few specific questions where I would like some opinions,
> especially the professionals out there who may have done jobs similar to
> this for paying customers.
> Since the questions deal with different topics, I will send them out
> separately so as not to muddy the waters by mixing things together.
> -->  QUESTION #2:
> Does anyone have any experience with MariaDb (vs MySQL)?  I understand the
> rationale why some people feel uncomfortable with Oracle's role in MySQL's
> development/maintenance and what that may mean for the future 'openness' of
> MySQL, but it seems that MariaDb (especially as an _organization_) doesn't
> have that long of a track record, so I'm not yet entirely comfortable
> hanging my hat on that product.  Thoughts?
> Al Lesmerises
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