MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.

MariaDB is named after Monty's younger daughter Maria, similar to how MySQL is named after his other daughter My

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  • [#1] - MariaDB - based on information obtained 2019-05-06