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Despite being the most popular open-source database management system (DBMS), Oracle's MySQL has been sinking into trouble. Major Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE, are switching it out for its fork, MariaDB. Major Websites, such as Wikipedia, have also replaced MySQL with MariaDB.
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Google leaves Oracle's MySQL and goes running into the arms of MariaDB. Sounds like an open source version of West Side Story, Silicon Valley Style...Maria, I just met a girl named Maria, and suddenly the name will never be the same, again...