Red Hat ditches MySQL, switches to MariaDB

Posted by linuxwriter on Jun 14, 2013 7:22 AM EDT
iTWire; By Sam Varghese
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Red Hat will switch the default database in its enterprise distribution, RHEL, from MySQL to MariaDB, when version 7 is released. The switch was expected to happen after Red Hat's community distribution Fedora announced earlier this year that it would be moving to MariaDB. But it will come as a major jolt to Oracle, the owner of MySQL. (openSUSE, the community distribution of SUSE, also announced a switch to MariaDB at the same time as Fedora.)

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