Install MariaDB 5.5 Database in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu

MariaDB is a binary drop-in replacement for MySQL, developed by original authors of MySQL Project and fully compatible with MySQL having more features and better performance enhancement. Till we wrote this post, MariaDB 10.0 Series is the development version (Alpha) and MariaDB 5.5 is the current stable (GA) release.f