How to Use MariaDB: Get Started

Step 1. Install MariaDB

1. Install Locally: Download MariaDB Community Server stable version

2. Follow installation instructions

Step 2. Learn the Basics: Create/Select/Insert/Update data

If you’re new to relational databases, start with our introduction to relational databases.

Explore the basics of getting information in and out of an existing MariaDB database:

MariaDB Basics: MariaDB Basics – Create structure, enter and delete data

Select: Getting data from MariaDB

Insert and Update: Adding and changing data in MariaDB

Check out our Knowledge Base to learn more about Basic SQL Statements.

Step 3. Upgrade to MariaDB Enterprise Server

For production workloads, upgrade to MariaDB Enterprise Server to experience:

    • Better stability and reliability
    • Advanced security, high availability and scalability by using MariaDB MaxScale with Enterprise Server
    • Additional enterprise features such as enterprise audit and backup
    • Backported features to older release versions
    • Support from the team who engineered the database
    • Long term maintenance

Get started with a subscription that fits your needs: MariaDB subscriptions combine the popular MariaDB Server with additional products and services for enterprise production deployment and peace of mind. Analysts report that customers score MariaDB highly for its pricing practices, yet another reason to drop us a line.