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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


In this chapter, we covered a lot of ground. We learned about the mysql command-line client application and how to use it to connect to MariaDB, how to use the USE command to switch to an existing database, how to use the SHOW command to list all the databases in MariaDB, and how to create our own databases. We also explored a little of the information regarding datatypes and normalization, and learned how to use that information in order to create and modify our own tables. Lastly, we learned how to delete (DROP) both, databases and tables. In the next chapter, we'll start storing and modifying the data in the tables of our database.