mySQL (mariaDB) persistence

Hello all,

Today I’ve been playing with my openHab system trying to update it to the latest version. I was using mySQL persistence service to save my data. After finishing the update, I realize that mySQL is no longer installed as it seems it has been replaced by mariaDB. Looking for some additional information I found that in raspbian Stretch, it’s true, mysql is no longer a valid choice and now, the default is mariaDB.

So now I’m running my openhab system with mysql persistence service but at the backend, I have mariaDB and not mySQL. I was wondering if I need to take additional precautions to run flawlessly or I need to change to JDBC persistence. Is there anyone who has faced this situation in the past?

Thank you very much.