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April 25, 2018

Try MariaDB Server 10.3 in Docker

There are times when you may want to test specific software or a specific version of software. In my case, I wanted to play with MariaDB Server 10.3.6 Release Candidate and some of the new, upcoming features. I didn’t want to have a permanent installation of it on my laptop so I chose to put it in a Docker container that I can easily copy to another place or remove. These are the steps I had to take to get it done.

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December 13, 2017

Atomic Compound Statements

Recently, we had a discussion about a hypothetical feature, "START TRANSACTION ON ERROR ROLLBACK", that our users would find very useful. It would allow sending several commands to the server in one batch (a single network packet), and let the server handle the errors. This would combine efficient network use, and atomic execution. It turns out that it is already possible to do this with MariaDB, albeit with a slightly different syntax.

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December 7, 2017

MariaDB ColumnStore Write API

There are many great unique features of MariaDB ColumnStore, one of which is the speed in which you can get data from CSV files into MariaDB ColumnStore using the tool ‘cpimport’. But what if your data is in another format? Or you wish to stream data into MariaDB ColumnStore from another application? This is where MariaDB ColumnStore’s new write API comes into play.

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