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Getting Started with MariaDB

By : Daniel Bartholomew
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Getting Started with MariaDB

By: Daniel Bartholomew

Overview of this book

MariaDB is a database that has become very popular in the few short years that it has been around. It does not require a big server or expensive support contract. It is also powerful enough to be the database of choice for some of the biggest and most popular websites in the world, taking full advantage of the latest computing hardware available. From installing and configuring through basic usage and maintenance, each chapter in this revised and expanded guide leads on sequentially and logically from the one before it, introducing topics in their natural order so you learn what you need, when you need it. The book is based on the latest release of MariaDB and covers all the latest features and functions. By the end of this beginner-friendly book, not only will you have a running installation of MariaDB, but you will have practical, hands-on experience in the basics of how to install, configure, administer, use, and maintain it.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Getting Started with MariaDB Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers
MariaDB Next Steps

Security layers

You can think of the data in your database as being at the center of a set of rings, as illustrated by the following figure:

The outermost ring is the Internet. This is the outside world. If we are running a business, this is where our customers are. It's also where many attacks originate.

The next two rings are our Internal Network and the Building where our MariaDB database server is located. Internal corporate networks can span several buildings, but if we're a small business or a hobbyist, the network might just be a single building or even a room or two inside a building or a house. We need to be as careful regarding the security on our internal network as we are on the external Internet, especially seeing as more attacks come from inside networks than from the outside world.

Physical security is also important. If an attacker can simply walk in and take the server or computer where our MariaDB database is present and walk out with it, none of our network and other security...