MariaDB was voted database of the year for the fifth year in succession in the 2017 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice awards, winning 42.22% of the vote, up from 41.29% last year. Thanks to everyone from the community that voted for us. MariaDB has now won the award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
2018 will see MariaDB 10.3 being released as stable. 10.3 is a major new release with the focus on compatibility, easing migration from other DBMSs, as well as adding new features that are sure to be well used, such as system-versioned tables, which allow one to query data as it existed at a previous point in time (useful in case of disaster!). Read all about MariaDB 10.3 here.
There’ll also be a first look at MariaDB 10.4, the next development release. Take a look at some of the features in the pipeline at Plans for 10.4.
And as a community-driven project, you’re of course very welcome to get involved – see some of the ways to do so here.