Confusion about mariadb vs. mysql
I am confused about which database I'm running, and I'm sure this is a newby type question. Laragon is reporting that I'm running MySQL 5.7.19. When I run Heidisql and hover over the bottom bar it reports that I'm running libmariadb.dll 10.3.6. I'm assuming therefor I am actually running Mariadb which is posing as MySQL?
Hey Michael, I was also confused when I worked on Mysql 5.7 version then I found which one is better between MariaDB or Mysql. Just Check this https://hackr.io/blog/mariadb-vs-mysql
There are few differences between mariadb and mySQL. The differences are in structure, deployment, data replication, clustering and indexing.