Percona Server for MySQL
Initial release2006
Stable release
8.0.36-28 / 2024-04-04[±]
Written inC, C++, Perl, Bash
Operating systemCross-platform (Unix, Solaris, Linux, OS X).[1]
Available inEnglish
LicenseGNU General Public License (version 2)

Percona Server for MySQL is a distribution of the MySQL relational database management system created by Percona. It is similar to MySQL Enterprise from Oracle Corporation.[2][3]

Percona Server for MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS). It is a free, fully compatible drop in replacement for Oracle MySQL. The software includes a number of scalability, availability, security and backup features only available in MySQL's commercial Enterprise edition.[2] The software includes XtraDB, an enhanced distribution of the InnoDB Storage Engine.

The developers aim to retain close compatibility to the official MySQL releases, while focusing on performance and increased visibility into server operations.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Supported Platforms, Official Policy
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Joab (October 10, 2013). "Percona challenges Oracle with alternate MySQL release". PCWorld. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  3. ^ Visakh S (March 20, 2016). "Percona vs MySQL – What's different in Percona and should you use it?". Bobcares. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  4. ^ Percona Server Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2015-04-15 at the Wayback Machine, How is it related to other MySQL forks?
  5. ^ "What You Need to Know About the MariaDB & Percona Forks of MySQL | Blog | AppDynamics". Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics. January 26, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2017.