MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines.
The source code for MariaDB is publically available from Launchpad. Binaries and packages are also available.
MariaDB is community developed in collaboration with Monty Program. Our ambition is to make MariaDB the best open and free version of the MySQL Database Server for end users, developers, and partners.