MariaDB is a community-developed fork of MySQL. It is a free and open source, very fast, stable and scalable database server, which makes it one of the most used database servers in the world. It is an improved, drop-in replacement for popular MySQL Database Server. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04. Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 is an easy task, and if you carefully follow the steps of this tutorial, you should have it installed on your system in less than 10 minutes. Let’s get started.