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MariaDB Alternatives

MariaDB is described as 'backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines' and is a very popular relational database in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MariaDB for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is SQLite, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MariaDB are PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL Community Edition and Sequel Pro.

MariaDB alternatives are mainly Relational Databases but may also be Database Managers or Business Intelligence Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MariaDB.
This page was last updated Feb 14, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

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  1. SQLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.

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  2. PostgreSQL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.



  3. MongoDB

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD

    MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need

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    MongoDB is NoSQL while MariaDB is Relational

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    MongoDB is not a relational database

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  4. MySQL Community Edition

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.

  5. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

    Discontinued

    No releases since 2016. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.



  6. Microsoft SQL Server

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.

  7. CouchDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. It includes incremental map / reduce mechanics for queries and keeps data safe with an append-only datastore.

  8. Apache Cassandra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Microsoft Azure

    Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering the overall cost of ownership.

  9. RethinkDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    The open-source database for the realtime web.

  10. CockroachDB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Cockroach is a distributed key/value datastore which supports ACID transactional semantics and versioned values as first-class features. The primary design goal is global consistency and survivability, hence the name.

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