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Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation and launches Azure Database for MariaDB

Microsoft presently launched that it is turning into a member of the Mariadb Foundation, the nonprofit behind the in type relational database based mostly by the distinctive builders of MySQL. As a platinum sponsor, the agency is turning into a member of, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud.

In addition, Microsoft will also be launching a preview of the Azure Database for MariaDB service presently, which is turning into a member of Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL in the Azure safe of managed database service.

As far as clients are concerned, MariaDB is definitely a drop-in substitute for MySQL that isn’t linked to Oracle, which — due to its acquisition of Sun, which acquired MySQL — is presently the firm home of the open-source database.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Mariadb Foundation welcomes Microsoft as a Platinum member,” MariaDB (and MySQL) founder Monty Widenius writes in presently’s announcement. “I founded MariaDB to give back to the open source community and ensure a strong and open future for MySQL. I’ve seen firsthand how Microsoft has been changing its business in an open way, and how Microsoft Azure is open and flexible. Microsoft is a leading contributor on GitHub and we look forward to engineers from Microsoft and its developer ecosystem supporting MariaDB.”

Widenius all the time had a extremely pragmatic view of open provide. Plenty of years in the previous, he left SkySQL, which is now the MariaDB Corp. (which commercializes the database) to start the MariaDB Foundation, nonetheless then received right here once more to MariaDB Corp. as its CTO.

As for Microsoft, it’s value noting that the agency is certainly embracing open provide at this degree. It’s now a sponsor of the Linux Foundation and a number of of that group’s initiatives, along with the Open Source Initiative, the Cloud Foundry Foundation and others.

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