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Comparing functionality and performance of MySQL and MariaDB database management systems

Teja Cetinski (2015) Comparing functionality and performance of MySQL and MariaDB database management systems. EngD thesis.

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    MySQL is the most popular open-source relational database management system. Oracle's acquisition of Sun and thereby of MySQL raised doubts about the vision of development, causing the appearance of forks, drop-in replacements of MySQL, which are becoming increasingly popular. In this thesis we therefore explored compatibility, features, and performance enhancements of the most popular fork MariaDB. In the first part we briefly presented MySQL and its forks, then described in more detail MariaDB's features and compare them to MySQL's. In the second part we presented the test environment, the benchmark tool, and the tests that were used to measure both DBMSs' performance. We then visualized and analyzed the benchmark results, concluding that while newer version of MySQL is considerably improved, most operations are carried out faster in MariaDB, which is in compliance with the developers' statements. Furthermore, MariaDB offers several highly useful features that MySQL does not yet include.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: MySQL, MariaDB, performance, functionality, tests
    Number of Pages: 85
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    doc. dr. Matjaž Kukar267Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=51012&select=(ID=1536257731)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 2937
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 12:39
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 11:39
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2937

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