I have read benchmarks by @eva2000 from some years ago and very informative posts by @Slavik @digitalpoint @p4guru @Deebs and others. I also found this interesting:
Percona 5.6 is much faster than MySQL 5.5/6 and MariaDB 5.5, but not faster than MariaDB 10. For example, Percona 5.6 uses a thread pool feature similar to the one available into enterprise version of MySQL.
Personally, id say any big board if possible should switch to percona. Adding litespeed or nginx in over apache will also supercharge the site, its quite the speedy setup
Are there any recent benchmarks which include MariaDB 10?
What are the benefits of one over the other?