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The open source MariaDB database has recently forged a path to grow more competitive with PostgreSQL, another open source database with features designed to appeal to Oracle DBAs.


  • This research note outlines MariaDB's new features.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares MariaDB and PostgreSQL as open source databases vying for enterprise workloads.
  • Analyzes the new features of MariaDB TX 3.0.

Key questions answered

  • How does MariaDB compare with PostgreSQL as an open source alternative to Oracle?
  • What features should MariaDB add to its roadmap to become more enterprise-grade?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Expectations are rising for open source databases
  • Knocking on Oracle's door
  • MariaDB's open source roots run deep
  • Going upmarket


  • Further reading
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