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 specific documentation is the MariaDB Knowledge Base. If you have MariaDB already installed you can also read the man pages. Every binary in MariaDB 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.

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

Getting started

Presentation and videos


There are many available books on MariaDB 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.

Other tools

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