I'm planning to use Aurora Serverless in QA/PROD and then a docker container for running a compatible engine locally. Should I use MariaDB 10.0 or MySQL 5.6?
Database need is low, we're not doing anything crazy. We're developing a Java (Spring Boot, Hibernate) and choose to go with a relational database. We choose to go with a MySQL driver because that's the DB we're familiar with, but not a DBA and so therefore we're scratching the surface.
We want to have locally running version of the database rather than being dependent on a connection back up to AWS while working. We're small enough where we don't have a direct connect and managing the DB security of people being able to work anywhere/anytime isn't something we feel we can keep up with.
Also, if this is a bad idea please speak up - thanks!