Red Hat supports MariaDB at the expense of MySQL

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It is really not a celebration at Oracle, the publisher of the famous MySQL database tool because after OpenSuSE and Fedora, it is now Red Hat’s turn to choose the RHEL 7.0 version of the MariaDB fork over the MySQL solution previously used. It is certain that CentOS property of Red Hat will also turn to MariaDB instead of MySQL.
MySQL is losing ground with Linux distributors. At its Red Hat Summit event in Boston, the distributor announced that it would replace MySQL with the MariaDB database solution. Oracle, which has owned MySQL since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010, certainly does not welcome this umpteenth setback. Between Red Hat and Oracle, the tension is palpable since the latter’s decision to provide users of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux solution with a Linux kernel update called Ksplice.
As a reminder MariaDB is a database manager whose distribution is free in its GNU GPL version and which has the support of Michael Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL.

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