Leído en Google quietly dumps Oracle MySQL for MariaDB y publicado en septiembre 2013:
Despite being the most popular open-source database management system (DBMS), Oracle’s MySQL has been sinking into trouble. Major Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE, are switching it out for its fork, MariaDB . Major Websites, such as Wikipedia, have also replaced MySQL with MariaDB . Now, adding insult to injury, Google is moving to MariaDB from MySQL.