MariaDB is a drop-in MySQL replacement that contains enhancements and new features that MySQL doesn't offer. In this course, Sheeri K. Cabral helps you understand how MariaDB differs from MySQL, and why you might want to make the switch. Since the interface and syntax (and the skills required to work with them) are so similar to MySQL, Sheeri concentrates on the differences: dynamic columns, which allow you store different kinds of data in different rows in a single table; and the powerful Cassandra and CONNECT storage engines, which allow you to harness the power of that data. Start watching and deepen your understanding of this alternative relational database system.
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