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MariaDB starting with 10.0

The CONNECT storage engine was introduced in MariaDB 10.0.

Connect VersionIntroducedMaturity
Connect 1.06.0000Future MariaDB 10.3 and MariaDB 10.2 onlyGamma
Connect 1.05.0004Future MariaDB 10.1 and MariaDB 10.0 onlyRelease candidate
Connect 1.05.0003MariaDB 10.2.5, MariaDB 10.1.22, MariaDB 10.0.30Gamma
Connect 1.05.0001MariaDB 10.2.4, MariaDB 10.1.21Gamma
Connect 1.04.0008MariaDB 10.2.2, MariaDB 10.1.17, MariaDB 10.0.27Gamma
Connect 1.04.0006MariaDB 10.2.0, MariaDB 10.1.13, MariaDB 10.0.25Gamma
Connect 1.04.0005MariaDB 10.1.10, MariaDB 10.0.23Beta
Connect 1.04.0003MariaDB 10.1.9Beta
Connect 1.03.0007MariaDB 10.1.5, MariaDB 10.0.19Gamma
Connect 1.03.0006MariaDB 10.1.3, MariaDB 10.0.16Beta
Connect 1.03.0005MariaDB 10.1.2, MariaDB 10.0.15Beta
Connect 1.03.0003MariaDB 10.1.1, MariaDB 10.0.14Beta
Connect 1.03.0002MariaDB 10.0.13Beta
Connect 1.02.0002MariaDB 10.1.0, MariaDB 10.0.10Beta
Connect 1.02.0001MariaDB 10.0.8Beta
Connect 1.01.0008MariaDB 10.0.5Beta
Connect 1.01.0007MariaDB 10.0.4Beta
Connect 1.01.0006MariaDB 10.0.3Experimental
Connect 1.01.0004MariaDB 10.0.2Experimental

The CONNECT storage engine enables MariaDB to access external local or remote data (MED). This is done by defining tables based on different data types, in particular files in various formats, data extracted from other DBMS or products (such as Excel) via ODBC or JDBC, or data retrieved from the environment (for example DIR, WMI, and MAC tables)

This storage engine supports table partitioning, MariaDB virtual columns and permits defining special columns such as ROWID, FILEID, and SERVID.

Maturity is specified as “gamma” but this does not mean much because no precise definition of maturity exists. Because CONNECT handles many table types, each type has a different maturity depending on whether it is old and well-tested, less well-tested or newly implemented. This will be indicated for all data types.

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