In many cases MySQL is regarded as the database partner for PHP scripts. MySQL, however, is not the only database option for PHP and other dynamic codes.
Oracle databases can in some cases be viewed as more robust and industrial but they are typically chosen if a client (company) already has an established relationship/contract with Oracle. If your company prefers Oracle database over MySQL database, Interaria can work with this technical framework.
Maria DB Open Source Database Software is a recent evolvement of MySQL. Maria DB promises improved scalability, storage and speed over MySQL. Maria DB has recently gained popularity but it is still a newcomer with a much smaller user base in comparison to MySQL.
WebScaleSQL is also an interesting new database development project aiming to develop greater performance to MYSQL in running it in a larger scale. Currently the contributions to the database have come from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
The bottom line: Interaria follows the database software developments closely, making recommendations on the database use based on each client’s database needs.