Mariadb vs MySQL -is MySQL phasing out?

I just now updated one of my servers to Mariadb 10, from the default MySQL 5.5

the update took all of 5 minutes, and gave me a few new features I was after (in particular, multiple timestamps…).

My question: is there any good reason to continue using MySQL? Mariadb seems to be very solid, and does not have the tangled licensing issues that MySQL brings to the table.

any pros out there who can shed some light on why we are still using MySQL as the default?

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Hello sierracircle, im using mariaDB for a while now mostly because its supposed to be faster and it has 99% compatibility with any app based on MySQL. Also it has some very specific features which might interested you. For more information please check this post on Maria’s website: If you think about it you’re getting a newer software, faster and a bit more powefull. Why you want to use Mysql?