||06-14-2013 08:57 AM
Red Hat ditches MySQL, switches to MariaDB
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Red Hat will switch the default database in its enterprise distribution, RHEL, from MySQL to MariaDB, when version 7 is released.
According to news from the Red Hat summit which concludes in Boston on Friday, RHEL 7 will also include MongoDB.
The switch was expected to happen after Red Hat's community distribution Fedora announced earlier this year that it would be moving to MariaDB. But it will come as a major jolt to Oracle, the owner of MySQL. (openSUSE, the community distribution of SUSE, announced a switch to MariaDB at the same time as Fedora.)
Many changes in Fedora foreshadow changes in the enterprise distribution.
Once RHEL makes the switch, it will flow on to CentOS, a distribution that provides RHEL without the trademarks, hence making it free in terms of cost. CentOS is widely used by small businesses.