MariaDB and MySQL are two of the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS). They are both open source and they both offer a high degree of flexibility scalability and performance. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL and it was created in response to concerns about the future of MySQL after Oracle Corporation acquired it in 2010. MariaDB is now developed by MariaDB Corporation. Both MariaDB and MySQL use the SQL language. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL relational database management system created by Monty Widenius the original developer of MySQL. It is now maintained by MariaDB Corporation Ab. It is a popular choice for web applications used by high-traffic websites. Like MySQL it uses a relational database structure with tables columns and data types. MariaDB also supports stored procedures triggers and views as well as a variety of storage engines. MariaDB is released under the GNU General Public License version 2. MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on the Structured Query Language (SQL) which is a standard language for accessing and manipulating databases. MySQL is free and open source software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). MySQL was originally developed by Swedish company MySQL AB which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008 and then by Oracle Corporation in 2010.Both MariaDB and MySQL are widely MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS). It is created by some of the original developers of MySQL. It is produced by MariaDB Corporation Ab and sponsored by the Linux Foundation. MariaDB Server is available in the standard repositories of all major Linux distributions.MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL) as well as a popular choice for web applications used by millions of websites. It is produced by for Oracle Corporation. MySQL is available under both open source and commercial licenses.Both products are widely used RDBMS systems with similar features. However there are some key differences between them such as:- MariaDB has more storage engines than MySQLMariaDB supports virtual columnsMariaDB has a Galera Cluster that allows for synchronous multi-master replicationMariaDB supports columnar storage with its Aria storage engine MariaDB is a fork of MySQL created by the original developers of MySQL. It is now maintained by MariaDB Corporation. MariaDB is used by high-profile organizations such as Wikipedia Google and Facebook. It offers more storage engines than MySQL and its default storage engine Aria has better crash recovery than InnoDB.MySQL is owned by Oracle Corporation. It is the most popular database management system in the world. MySQL offers a wide variety of features including an extensive range of storage engines.