Given our current product priorities and other high ranking JAC issues we do not have plans to add MariaDB support in the foreseeable future.
If anyone has DB vendor/type marketshare information - I'd love to see it to make an assessment of whether to add this to our supported platforms.
When choosing to add a supported platform we assess the expected benefit of minimising the number of supported platforms vs. the level of tech debt that reduces our development velocity.
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JIRA Principal Product Manager
JIRA does not officially document the support of Maria DB, or indicate any support for this. As some major Linux distributions are moving to use MariaDB and the functionality is similar, it would be good to provide support for this Database version.
Officially support MariaDB for JIRA, including adding documentation and any other articles as required.
MySQL can be installed on RHEL, Oracle Linux, CentOS and Fedora using the MySQL Yum repository, https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/repo/yum/. The Quick Guide to Using the MySQL Yum Repository walks through how to configure the repository and install MySQL.