Google quietly dumps Oracle MySQL for MariaDB

Posted by sjvn on Sep 14, 2013 2:44 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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Despite being the most popular open-source database management system (DBMS), Oracle's MySQL has been sinking into trouble. Major Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE, are switching it out for its fork, MariaDB. Major Websites, such as Wikipedia, have also replaced MySQL with MariaDB. Now, adding insult to injury, Google is moving to MariaDB from MySQL.

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