ColumnStore

December 14, 2016

A Look Inside MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0.6 GA

Today, MariaDB ColumnStore has reached a major milestone – MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0 is now GA with the release of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0.6 GA. The journey of MariaDB ColumnStore began in January 2016 when our team started building ColumnStore. The support from our early alpha and beta adopters and community users has helped us take MariaDB ColumnStore from the first alpha release to the GA today.

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May 2, 2016

ColumnStore Architecture & Use-case

MariaDB ColumnStore is built on a three-tier scalable architecture that supports the kind of growth that MariaDB users have grown accustomed to. Queries are processed by user modules, which assign tasks to parallel performance modules that access the columnar distributed storage layer below. Performance modules scale almost infinitely, providing both performance and capacity growth as you add servers. They also provide built-in data redundancy. These modules don’t process queries; they just take instructions from the user modules, which organize and deliver the results.

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April 29, 2016

Why is ColumnStore important?

Relational databases store data in rows because a typical SQL query looks for multiple fields within a record. For example, if you ask for name, zip code and email address of all your customers in New York, the result is presented in rows, with each row containing several fields from a single record. Row structures are also well optimized to handle a lot of inserts and updates.

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