Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
Difference never the less and difference in behavior ( which
own benchmarking on their website proof ) which means every server tweak
that has been done for the mysql host has to be redone to take whatever
changes and features mariadb introduces.
MySQL also evolves. 5.6 is already very different from 5.5. You're going to
have to update your benchmarking for new releases no matter whether they're
called "MySQL" or "MariaDB". They're both updated versions of what
now, with new features, new optimizations, and hopefully fewer bugs.