With Oracle's fairly recent acquisition of MySQL, a lot of people are looking to move away from MySQL in fear of Oracle changing the licensing, which could force you to change database backends. As such, today we'll migrate from MySQL to MariaDB, which is a popular alternative to MySQL.
Oracle has pledged it will not assert copyright claims over MySQL and that it will extend terms and conditions of existing commercial licenses of the database for five years in the hope that the European Commission will approve its $7.4 billion pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Oracle announced the release of MySQL 5.5 beta which is claimed to be atleast 2 times faster the its previous stable version MySQL 5.1, which debuted a year ago. After all the controversy behind Oracle and MySQL takeover, Oracle proved that they are really serious about the development of MySQL.
Oracle is the most powerful database software available for many platforms including Linux, Windows and other system. The latest version of Oracle is version 11g Release 2. You can download this new version from the link provided on the bottom of this post.