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.
In this blog post, we show how to connect Tableau to MariaDB TX or MariaDB AX and how to create advanced visualizations in Tableau using data in MariaDB.
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.
With MariaDB MaxScale 2.2 (currently in beta) the monitor for MariaDB instances can detect a Binlog server setup and SQL statements can be properly routed among Master and Slave servers.
We have learned that the MariaDB ColumnStore prerequisites and install can be complex for multi-node installs so we decided it would help our users to develop a tool to validate for install readiness. This tool will validate the setup whether installing on a single server or a multi-server system. It is called MariaDB ColumnStore Cluster Test Tool. It is part of the MariaDB ColumnStore package and can be run from the installing server once the MariaDB ColumnStore package has been installed.
With all the excitement leading up to the holidays, it's easy to overlook how to prep your database environment for the biggest online shopping days of the year! Each year, more and more shoppers opt for online holiday deals instead of the more traditional mall experience, which means that retailers must prepare for multiple days of high online traffic to their e-commerce sites. This year you’ll be prepared, as I’m passing along 20 tips to tune your database environment for some of the biggest online holiday shopping days – Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
A MariaDB Support customer recently asked how they could automatically drop old partitions after 6 months. MariaDB does not have a mechanism to do this automatically out-of-the-box, but it is not too difficult to create a custom stored procedure and an event to call the procedure on the desired schedule.
MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0 supports User Defined Functions (UDF) for query extensibility. This allows you to create custom filters and transformations to suit any need. This blog will outline adding support for distributed querying of JSON data.
We are excited to announce MariaDB’s annual user conference, M|18, will take place February 26-27, 2018 in New York City at the Conrad Hotel. Call for papers is now open. If you are a leader in your space with expertise in operations and/or development and would like to share your knowledge with a global MariaDB audience, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak.