Data Access has been discontinued. Please refer to this page for more information.


MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It is a community-developed branch of the MySQL relational database management system. You can download MariaDB from here.

Telerik Data Access has been tested with MariaDB 10.0.1 Alpha.

The installation will add some entries in the Start Menu:

  • Command Prompt - starts a command prompt.
  • Database directory - opens the data directory in Windows Explorer.
  • Error log - opens the database error log in Notepad.
  • HeidiSQL - a client for MariaDB. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events.
  • my.ini - opens the database configuration file my.ini in Notepad.
  • MySQL Client - starts command line client mysql.exe

To use MariaDB, you will need:

  • An account on an active server.
  • Privileges necessary to create/modify a database. Integrated security is not supported.
  • You have to install the Connector/Net driver for MySQL. Telerik Data Access supports only the Connector/Net driver.

Creating a New Model

For a complete walkthrough, demonstrating how to create a new Telerik Data Access Model connected to a MariaDB database, check out the How to: Create A Model Based on MariaDB Database topic.