MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the MySQL relational database management system, intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License.

MariaDB Server is one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source. Notable users include Wikipedia, and Google.

MariaDB was developed in 2012 by Michael Widenius. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

The MariaDB database strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server.

MariaDB is developed as open source software and as a relational database it provides an SQL interface for accessing data. The latest versions of MariaDB also include GIS and JSON features.


MariaDB turns data into structured information in a wide array of applications, ranging from banking to websites. It is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. MariaDB is used because it is fast, scalable and robust, with a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins and many other tools make it very versatile for a wide variety of use cases.


MariaDB is backed by Alibaba Group, EIB, Intel Capital, California Technology Ventures, Tesi, SmartFin Capital and others. The company raised $25M in Series C round on Jul 08, 2020. This brings MariaDB's total funding to $123.2M to date. MariaDB's MySQL AB was acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $1B on Feb 26, 2008.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $123.2M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Helsinki
  • State: Helsinki
  • Country: Finland
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