MySQL, MariaDB or Percona. Which do you prefer and why?
We had a new custom hosted client on StackLinux today. (Fully mananged NVMe based Linux cloud servers) His application is 10x faster on our servers but there’s on function that hangs, turns out it was due to MariaDB incompatibly with MySQL 5.7.
I preferred MariaDB up to version 5.5 for the very reason they stated at the top of this page:
MariaDB versus MySQL - Compatibility - MariaDB Knowledge Base
What has been your experience and preferences?