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Sunday February 03, 2013

Fedora & openSUSE Replacing MySQL with MariaDB

With their next version releases, both Fedora and openSUSE will be switching from MySQL to MariaDB as the default database management system. The change is taking place because of the stability and speed improvements over MySQL.

Michal Hruآڑeckأ½, an openSUSE developer and the MySQL maintainer for openSUSE and SUSE, explained that with MariaDB, you'll still be using the "same API [application programming interface], same protocol, even same utilities and mostly the same data files.