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Date: August 23, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30AM PT

MariaDB is a popular open-source relational database created to ensure the continued availability of a community-driven, MySQL-compatible database. However, while MariaDB maintains compatibility with existing MySQL applications and tools, it has major limitations in scalability, reliability, analytical processing, and true distributed architecture when building modern applications in the cloud. 

TiDB, developed by PingCAP, is an advanced, open source, distributed SQL database with MySQL compatibility. It’s a more practical, powerful alternative to MariaDB that offers built-in horizontal scalability and high-performance analytics. World-renowned companies such as Block, Pinterest, and Catalyst trust TiDB to handle their business-critical workloads while freeing developers to build more features faster. 

In this webinar, Li Shen, Technology Evangelist at PingCAP, compares MariaDB with TiDB. He’ll uncover:

  • The architecture of both databases.
  • How TiDB can serve as a more powerful, practical alternative for extreme horizontal scalability and high-performance analytics.
  • The advantages of deploying with TiDB rather than MariaDB.


Li Shen

Technology Evangelist at PingCAP

Li Shen is the SVP of PingCAP. He is an expert in distributed systems, relational databases, and cloud computing. He has worked at PingCAP for seven years and is maintainer of the TiDB project.