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This post is the second part in our series. You can find the first part here: Long Live MySQL: Good Old MySQL Should Be Rejuvenated.
I am a firm believer in MySQL and its ecosystem. As I said in my previous article, the MySQL ecosystem is still thriving with a lot of innovations in the space, and MySQL applications and developers are still one of the mainstays of the database market. The question is: do we need a more modernized MySQL? Absolutely yes.
In this article, I’ll illustrate the robustness and progressiveness of MySQL by sharing some of the key players in the more modern MySQL ecosystem.
There is no talking about MySQL alternatives without mentioning MariaDB, an enterprise MySQL fork driven by the open source community. Open source factors aside, MariaDB has a lot to offer both as a technology and a product.