MariaDB is an open-source database management system forked from MySQL and developed by a developer community. It is a project developed independently of MySQL after Oracle Corporation acquired MySQL. With some new features, this database is intended to be an alternative to MySQL. MariaDB supports distributed programming and transaction processing, the storage of programmatic procedures and triggers, and some new features such as JSON columns and new security features. It is compatible with multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS, and it supports the SQL (Structured Query Language) language used to manipulate data in relational databases. Because of its similarity to MySql, MariaDB offers compatibility, allowing applications written for MySQL to run on MariaDB with little or no modification.