MySQL Installation Packages | CentOS 7 [SOLVED]

I installing MariaDB in CentOS 7 but i saw different guide
How to install
One way is:

$ sudo yum install mariadb

Other way

$ sudo yum install mariadb-server

I search info about these packages but are very similar

$ yum info mariadb
$ yum info mariadb-server

I would like know which the different between one and another.
If necessary install both for real production environment

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The mariadb package only includes the client programs that interact with MariaDB, whereas mariadb-server includes everything you need to run a database server on your Linode. In most cases you'll want to install mariadb-server, but it depends on what you're looking to do with MariaDB. If you want to have one Linode communicate with MariaDB that is installed on a second Linode, the first Linode only needs to have the client programs installed. If you want to have a MariaDB database on your Linode, then you'll need the full mariadb-server package.

Thanks so much your answer is very helpful.
So i need only MariaDB database :

sudo yum install mariadb-server


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