Report “State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018” by Gartner Includes Pricing Comparison With MariaDB


Data and analytics leaders, including database administrators and application developers, should evaluate OSDBMS-based alternatives for ongoing and new data management initiatives, report finds

MENLO PARK, Calif. and Helsinki – March 20, 2018 – MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced that a report from Gartner✻ included MariaDB as part of a pricing comparison. In the “State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018,”1 now available through complimentary download from MariaDB, Gartner predicts that “by 2022, more than 70 percent of new in-house applications will be developed on an open-source database management system (OSDBMS), and 50 percent of existing commercial relational database management system (RDBMS) instances will have been converted or will be in process of converting.”

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“In our view, this Gartner report captures the clear market momentum of open source database solutions,” said Franz Aman, Chief Marketing Officer, MariaDB Corporation. “Customers have seen MariaDB reliably delivering what they need, they trust us to power their business, why would they continue to pay 25 times more for proprietary software? And with our Oracle compatibility features we make the move to open source easier than ever. Customers value our enterprise capabilities, our responsive service, our collaborative approach and the guaranteed commitment to open source.”

The Gartner report includes the results of a survey about benefits of OSDBMS cost optimization. When asked the following question about potential benefit – “How big is the cash saving if the action is implemented?” – respondents surveyed that the benefit was “high” and “up to 80 percent of the cost of DBMS software.” Additionally, respondents were asked the following question about time requirement – “Can you capture the savings in this fiscal year?” – they answered that the benefit was “high” and “six to 12 months.”

MariaDB’s M|18 user conference highlighted the growing trend of migrating from proprietary solutions to MariaDB for cost savings and freedom from egregious licensing terms. In the event’s opening keynote, DBS Bank’s Head of Institutional Banking Group & Future Ready Technology described how the bank has migrated more than 50 percent of its mission-critical applications to MariaDB in the last two years. MariaDB customer ServiceNow declared that MariaDB had become core to their business, serving 25 billion queries per hour while storing tens-of-petabytes of data. Other MariaDB customers and partners sharing their experiences were Alibaba Cloud, Facebook, Intel, Tencent, Nokia, BlaBlaCar, Financial Network, Inc. (FNI) and more.

All M|18 keynotes and sessions are available to watch on demand.

Additional Resources

1 Gartner “State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018” by Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, February 28, 2018.

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About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB Corporation is the company behind MariaDB, the fastest growing open source database. MariaDB, with a strong history of community innovation and enterprise adoption, provides the most functionally complete open source database. MariaDB powers applications at companies including Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities and more.

MariaDB solutions are engineered to run on any infrastructure – bare metal servers, virtual machines, containers, public and private clouds – and is available in all leading Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, with a reach of more than 60 million developers worldwide.