MariaDB Corporation, developers of the MariaDB open-source fork of MySQL, have announced a new open source database—a fusion of two of its existing products—that processes both transactional and analytical workloads on the same dataset.

“One database, any workload” is how the company is pitching MariaDB Platform X3. The new offering combines two products formerly marketed separately, MariaDB Platform For Transactions and MariaDB Platform For Analytics, into a single, unified solution that incorporates row storage for transaction processing and columnar storage for analytics.

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