February 22, 2016 15:00 ET

MariaDB® Named Database of the Year Members Award Title to MariaDB for 3rd Straight Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - MariaDB Corporation, a recognized leader in open-source relational database solutions for high availability, scalability, and performance, today announced that it has been named the 2015 Database of the Year in the Members Choice Awards. This is the third year in a row that MariaDB has claimed the title from membership. 

"We are thrilled that members continue to recognize MariaDB's value and technology leadership," said Michael Howard, MariaDB's chief executive officer. "MariaDB has more than nine million users, most of whom run Linux for their production systems. The Linux platform continues to be the dominant choice for most of today's IT infrastructures, and we share a common mandate with the Linux community -- that the value of a global, open source development community is unmatched in its ability to keep up with the pace of change hitting IT organizations." is the largest and most active Linux community on the web. MariaDB received over 45 percent of the votes, more than the next two competitor databases combined. Member comments during the voting process highlighted MariaDB's Data-at-Rest Encryption functionality, the continued investment MariaDB has made in security and encryption features, and the company's commitment to open source.

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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, 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 over 9 million users in more than 45 countries, including global brands such as HP, Wikipedia, Virgin Mobile, and For more information, visit

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