The purpose of MariaDB Foundation, as defined in the Certificate of Incorporation

As MariaDB Server (and its predecessor MySQL) has been used around the world for over 20 years, there are huge amounts of learning resources and documentation available.

The primary place for MariaDB Server specific documentation is the MariaDB Server Knowledge Base. If you have MariaDB Server already installed you can also read the man pages. Every binary in MariaDB Server has a man page. To view a man page simply run on the command line man followed by the command/binary name, for example man mariadb.

Download a PDF version of the MariaDB Server documentation.

To learn about what’s new read the MariaDB Server release notes.

Getting started


Presentation and videos


There are many available books on MariaDB Server and development. Below you will find a few think will be useful.


The MariaDB Corporation offers training, both on-site and as live virtual classes.

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