MariaDB® Corporation announced a partnership with Palisade Compliance aimed to help customers navigate the treacherous waters of Oracle contracts and chart a course to the friendlier, open waters of MariaDB. Palisade Compliance is a 100% Oracle-independent firm dedicated to helping organizations take control of their Oracle contracts and lower costs.

“Companies save up to 90% of their database costs by switching from Oracle to MariaDB,” said MariaDB CMO Franz Aman. “Migrating to MariaDB is easier than ever with Oracle compatibility features and our Red Rover migration practice. MariaDB knows how to tackle the technology challenges, while our new partner, Palisade Compliance, knows how to help our customers with negotiations and contracts so they can bank the savings, improve their margins and find the funds to invest in critical projects they couldn’t afford before.”

MariaDB is the backbone of services relied upon by businesses and people every day. Seventy-five percent of the Fortune 500 run MariaDB. Its enterprise capabilities, built-in security, and Oracle compatibility features make it a popular alternative to Oracle and other legacy databases. MariaDB partnered with Palisade Compliance to offer additional support to the growing number of companies looking to reduce their Oracle footprint.

“‘We’re paying too much to Oracle and we’re at risk of paying even more.’ That’s the sentiment we hear time and time again from frustrated Oracle customers. That cost is only rising with Oracle planning to make three to four times more by forcing their customers to their cloud,” said Palisade Compliance Founder and CEO Craig Guarente. “The strategies we implement with customers give them the confidence to take back control of their Oracle relationship. By partnering with enterprise open-source database leader MariaDB, we can better help customers reduce their database and support spend, and find alternatives to Oracle.”