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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, you learned how to retrieve data, either all the data in a table or just some of it. You also learned how to filter the data so that you only get the parts you're looking for, by sorting, summarizing, grouping, and manipulating your retrieved data, and by using operators to retrieve rows more selectively.

With this, and the previous two chapters, we are now familiar with the basic SQL database Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations that will be part of nearly all of our interactions in MariaDB.

In Chapter 8, Maintaining MariaDB, you will learn how to keep your database running smoothly.