Written by Mark Riddoch, SkySQL's Senior Software Architect, this white paper looks at those features that have been added in the version 5.3 of the MariaDB™ database and compares them to what is available with version 5.5 of the MySQL® database. This white paper addresses the value that might be gained from migrating from version 5.5 of the MySQL database (or earlier) to version 5.3 of the MariaDB database.
It has never been more important to focus on database performance, and many MySQL 5.1 users are contemplating moving to MySQL 5.5. There are other options though, and these may provide a better solution to the performance dilemma. MariaDB 5.3, the new release from Monty Program, is compatible with MySQL 5.5 and provides a number of performance benefits that make it a serious contender.
This white paper looks at the performance-related changes in MariaDB 5.3 with a view to providing information for those considering upgrading or selecting a new database solution.