Discover the differences between MariaDB and MySQL, and learn how to work with its two unique features: dynamic columns and the CONNECT storage engine.
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- Hi. I'm Sheeri Cabral and welcome to Understanding MariaDB for MySQL Users. In this course I'll cover the major differences between MySQL and MariaDB, building on your existing MySQL experience. First, I'll explain how dynamic columns give MariaDB the no SQL benefit of having flexible schemas. Then, I'll dive into the immense power of the connect storage engine, a MariaDB table engine that connects to remote databases of almost any type, and also to text files.
Connect tables also unlock innovative tools like pivot tables, multivalue fields, and getting metadata from remote sources. Finally, I'll explain the Cassandra storage engine, which allows interactions with a Cassandra column family, like a MariaDB table. So let's get started with Understanding MariaDB for MySQL users.
- Why use dynamic columns?
- Creating, updating, and querying dynamic columns
- Installing the CONNECT storage engine
- Connecting to remote data
- Connecting to CSV, INI, and XML files
- Using PIVOT tables
- Accessing database metadata
- Working with the Cassandra storage engine