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Getting Started with MariaDB

By : Daniel Bartholomew
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Book Image

Getting Started with MariaDB

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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

The mysql command-line client application

A big part of becoming a MariaDB expert is learning how to effectively and efficiently use the command-line mysql client program. Often we will interact with MariaDB using custom programs that have been developed for specific needs. At a lower level though, every interaction that these programs have with MariaDB can be done with the command-line client.

MariaDB has a client-server architecture, which means there are two parts to it—the server, which is the part that does the heavy, behind-the-scenes stuff, and a client, which is the part that we use to access and interact with the server. We hardly ever interact directly with the server part. There are many different clients for MariaDB, but only one is maintained by the MariaDB developers and included with every copy of MariaDB—the mysql command-line client.