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December 12, 2017

MariaDB, Tableau Partner on Multiple Workload Types

MariaDB Corp., the open source database, has been integrated with Tableau Software’s business intelligence and visual analytics platform. The combination means Tableau users could run both operational and transactional workloads, the partners said this week.

The companies said MariaDB’s databases for both workload types have been certified for availability with Tableau’s visual analytics software. The certification means both companies will support joint customers, and covers MariaDB’s TX transactional database and its AX analytics platform also used for data warehousing.

The integration would allow data analysts to use the same tooling, interfaces and semantics when deploying Tableau visualizations on either MariaDB’s transactional or analytics platforms. Todd Talkington, Tableau’s director of technology partnerships, said the integration responds to “the growing number of companies who are adopting open source relational databases to replace aging, legacy systems.”

Dipti Joshi, MariaDB’s director of product management, added in a blog post that the combination aims to provide “scalable data platforms and visual reporting of the data through front-end business intelligence tools.”

MariaDB claims to be among the leading default databases for Linux distributions, and emphasizes growing market traction within OpenStack cloud deployments. According to an OpenStack user survey released in April, MariaDB’s distribution of the open source Galera Cluster is the top database deployed with OpenStack (31 percent). About one-quarter of OpenStack users said they have deploy the database in production. MariaDB ranked second in the OpenStack survey at 25 percent.

The company announced in June that the Debian open source operating system project, had selected the MariaDB server as its default MySQL option.

MariaDB announced about this time last year that it had added a column store to its popular relational database, thereby enabling it to efficiently run a new class of petabyte-scale analytical queries that had previously been the domain of propriety offerings.

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