October 26, 2015 05:00 ET

MariaDB® Named as a "Challenger" in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS, Announces Fall Product Releases

MariaDB Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute, Just Days After Launch of Amazon RDS for MariaDB

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2015) - MariaDB® Corporation, a recognized leader in open-source database solutions for high availability, scalability, and performance, has been positioned the highest for ability to execute in the "Challengers" Quadrant by Gartner in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Databased Management Systems (ODBMS). MariaDB Corporation also announced today the release of MariaDB Enterprise Fall 2015, which addresses the needs of the enterprise as they tackle the ever growing amount and variety of mission-critical data from mobile applications and cloud services. Days earlier, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB, building on the open source database's growing momentum and accelerating customer demand.

MariaDB Achieves Highest Placement for Ability to Execute in the Challengers' Quadrant in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for ODBMS  

MariaDB Enterprise and MaxScale Fall 2015 Releases
As a strong independent player, MariaDB has an active and vibrant development and user community that drives innovations which are relevant and valuable to the company's customer base. That innovation shows itself in the MariaDB Enterprise Fall 2015 release, which delivers new features including:

  • New cluster tools
  • Connector/J new 1.3.0 is out offering prepared statements
  • Connector/C 2.2 is available
  • Certified binaries for MariaDB Enterprise 5.5.45 and 10.0.21
  • Debian 8 binaries for Enterprise 10.0
  • Single Sign-On across portals for product, documentation and support to user experience and simplify access to all resources

MariaDB has also made available its Fall 2015 release of MaxScale 1.2.1, a database-aware proxy platform that provides high availability and security capabilities such as load balancing, sharding, and firewall protection without the need to modify existing applications. MariaDB Enterprise Fall 2015 and MaxScale are available immediately.

"The development community continues to prioritize product improvements that enhance our customer's ability to achieve high availability and reliability of their data resources to maximize the value of this critical business asset," said Nishant Vyas, CTO of MariaDB. "The Fall Release of both products provides hardened, enterprise-class capabilities for our customers."

Amazon RDS for MariaDB: Open Source Flexibility Supports Optimization of Hybrid Environments
Amazon RDS for MariaDB service gives companies a very easy, fast way to incorporate a cloud-based database into their infrastructure to provide flexibility, scalability, and disaster protection. Companies that decide to leverage Amazon RDS for MariaDB will enjoy all the features of the community version of MariaDB, plus key capabilities of Amazon RDS.

"MariaDB has generated tremendous support from the Open Source community and is now the default relational database in Linux distributions like Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE," said Hal Berenson, Vice President of Relational Database Services at AWS. "Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing developers to focus on their applications and business. With Amazon RDS for MariaDB, customers get the benefit of MariaDB's exciting technology and also the operational advantages of Amazon RDS, including automated backups, managed read replicas, and Multi-Availability Zone deployments for high availability."

Hybrid cloud-based MariaDB database deployments allow users to supplement resources at peak load periods, and support business continuity and disaster recovery plans. MariaDB Corporation is helping customers evaluate how to best leverage the different deployment options (on-premises, public cloud, and hybrid) and work with them to design optimized, high-performance hybrid cloud data architectures that incorporate the AWS cloud and meet each company's unique requirements.

More Information about Amazon RDS for MariaDB is available at

*"Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems" by Donald Fienberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, Adam M. Rontyhal, Terilyn Palanca. October 12, 2015

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About MariaDB Corporation
MariaDB Corporation is a leader in open-source database solutions for SaaS, cloud, and on-premises applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. Built by the founder and core engineering team behind MySQL, with 400 collective years of MySQL-related experience, MariaDB is the database that powers billions of users on sites like and Wikipedia. Moreover, MariaDB is the "M" in LAMP, having displaced MySQL as the default database in the Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions. MariaDB is also included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rackspace and other cloud stacks, and it is the database of choice for IBM POWER8. MariaDB has more than 2 million users globally and 500 customers in more than 45 countries, including global brands such as HP, Wikipedia, Deutsche Telekom, Virgin Mobile, and For more information, visit

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