This is a nice blog post from Asher Feldman, Site Architect, Wikipedia on how Wikipedia Adopts MariaDB. If you’re using English or German Wikipedia, or using Wikidata, you’re currently being served by MariaDB 5.5.READ MORE
I had completely missed that #mariadb 10.2 supports #json so well:
This seems like a much way better to store random data than serializing them.
The latest MariaDB releases, 10.2.11 and 10.1.29, see a long-awaited update to the built-in Mroonga storage engine, based on @groonga, the open-source fulltext search engine.