Install MariaDB on macOS 11+
Install MariaDB on macOS 11+ MariaDB is a DBMS (database management system) that is similar to MySQL. In recent years, MariaDB has surpassed MySQL in its ability and speed, making it an optimal replacement for users familiar with SQL databases. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL, meaning that mysql commands are symbolically linked. In other documentation, any reference to MySQL would be directed to your installation of MariaDB.