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Azure Database for MariaDB

Enterprise-ready, fully managed community MariaDB.

  • Easily deploy applications to the cloud using your choice of languages and frameworks

  • Achieve business continuity and dynamically respond to changes in customer demand with built-in high availability and elastic scaling

  • Get unparalleled security and compliance, including Azure IP Advantage, and industry-leading reach through a global network of Microsoft datacenters

  • Flexible pricing: Choose the right resources for your workloads, with no hidden costs

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Community MariaDB that’s fully managed

Combine MariaDB Community edition with the benefits of a fully managed service provider to free developers from complex infrastructure and database management so they can focus on building exceptional apps.

Languages and frameworks of your choice

Azure Database for MariaDB works with popular open-source frameworks and languages, and features tight integration with Azure Web Apps. Use it with popular content management apps, such as WordPress and Drupal, for a fully integrated experience that supports your specific application development needs.

Built-in high availability

Trust Azure to keep enterprise apps up and running. Built to deliver high availability with a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.99 percent, Azure Database for MariaDB requires no extra configuration, replication, or cost to ensure that your apps run when you need them to.

Scale within seconds

Provision in minutes, and flexibly scale your compute or storage independently, within seconds.

Simple and flexible pricing

Azure Database for MariaDB provides the database management capabilities you need—like automatic patching, automatic backups, and built-in monitoring and security—at no extra cost.

Unmatched security and reach

Run your apps on world-class infrastructure and the world's most trusted cloud. As a fully integrated service, Azure Database for MariaDB plugs you into the Microsoft global network of datacenters with unparalleled security and around-the-clock monitoring.

MariaDB Foundation

Azure is a Platinum Sponsor of the MariaDB Foundation

Microsoft proudly supports the MariaDB Foundation, working to promote continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB community.

Build with Azure Database for MariaDB

Intelligent apps

Develop sophisticated, transformational apps using state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms and integrated visualization tools for analytics and actionable insights.

An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.

Retail and e-commerce

Build highly secure and scalable e-commerce solutions that meet the demands of both consumer and business customers. Engage customers through targeted products and offers, process transactions quickly, and optimize fulfillment and customer service.

Scalable web and mobile applications

Rapidly build engaging, scalable cross-platform and native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac.

An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.
An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.

Digital marketing

Engage with customers around the world with rich, personalized digital marketing experiences. Quickly build and launch digital campaigns that automatically scale based on traffic and customer demand.

Financial management apps

Securely store critical data and provide high-value analytics and insights over aggregated data to users, using built-in security and high availability.

An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.
An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.


Scale your databases elastically to accommodate unpredictable bursts of traffic and deliver low-latency multi-player experiences.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

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