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We also continue to build deeper relationships with our Linux partners such as Red Hat, IBM and SUSE to ensure MariaDB provides world-class technology

Placement in Leaders Quadrant in Operational Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant

London, UK and Helsinki, Finland – October 30, 2014 – MariaDB Corporation, formerly SkySQL, a global open source database software leader, today announced its positioning as a “Leader” in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (DBMS)*.

The Gartner DBMS Magic Quadrant can be considered the definitive source for competitive comparisons in the information technology industry. A Magic Quadrant offers visual summaries and in-depth analyses of the direction and maturity of markets and the vendors which play within them.

Patrik Sallner, MariaDB CEO, commented: “This Magic Quadrant represents the results of evaluation by Gartner. Our customers reported they are seeing particular value in MariaDB products and ecosystem. Being able to offer multiple storage engines, as well as integrations with NoSQL and other graph-based storage engines, makes it easy for developers and database administrators to work with MariaDB.”

“We also continue to build deeper relationships with our Linux partners such as Red Hat, IBM and SUSE to ensure MariaDB provides world-class technology which secures the future of enterprise applications and data.”

With its adoption growing at an annual rate of over 400% since launch, MariaDB offers a solid alternative to the Big Four database vendors. Its technology, used by web giants such as Google, Wikipedia and Booking.com, spans SQL and NoSQL ecosystems, is cloud-ready and supports legacy MySQL applications.

The Magic Quadrant is available at this link; a Gartner subscription is required.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, October 16, 2014.

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About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB Corporation is a leading open source relational database provider in the $10bn global market. Built by the luminaries behind the legendary MySQL project, its engineer-led team totals over half a millennium of transactional database technology experience. MariaDB is developed by a vibrant community that nurtures new talent and is committed to transparent innovation in order to achieve its aim of building the world’s leading database platform for cloud. Today, MariaDB has over 2 million users globally and 500 customers in 30 countries, including global brands such as HP, Craigslist, Deutsche Telekom, Virgin Mobile and Booking.com. Open Source technology leaders such as Red Hat, SUSE, Rackspace and IBM have chosen MariaDB as their database of choice for their customers who include some of the world's largest enterprises. For more information about MariaDB visit www.mariadb.com.

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