Azure Database for MariaDB, Generally Available

Azure Database for MariaDB, a managed service hosting MariaDB databases, became generally available in Dec. 2018. MariaDB (derived from MySQL) is an open-source relational database offering that is a popular alternative to SQL Server because it is cross-platform, simple to deploy and learn, and costs less to license. The service, like Azure services hosting MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, is maintained by Microsoft, which removes the need for customers to perform infrastructure management.

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