This is a continuation of my previous blog, where we will focus on some more advanced features related to Dynamic Columns. For an introduction to Dynamic Columns please refer to my previous blog.
For certain situations, the static structure of tables in a relational database can be very limited. Each column is statically defined, has a pre-defined type and you can only enter a value of that type into the column.You can be creative and list multiple values in one column, but then those values are not generally easily accessed and manipulated with other functions. You have to use an API or contortions of a function like SUBSTRING() to pull out a value you want. Even then, you have to know what is contained in the column to be able to manipulate it properly.
Tonight I will give a presentation on Max Scale (An Advanced Proxy for MySQL) for the Chicago MySQL Meetup
We are proud to finally release a fully blown training course for MariaDB Galera Cluster. We've been working on this training course for a very long time and it's been over a year since we delivered a first version of the course. However, the refining process has taken longer than expected. While we have already delivered this training multiple times internally for our customers, it is not until now that we make the course public together with upcoming training dates.
About a year ago I wrote a blog post comparing MariaDB 10 to MySQL 5.6. You can find that post here. Since then MariaDB 10 has changed quite a bit, many new features have gone in, such as Parallell replication, GTIDs etc, but many features from MySQL 5.6 have also been merged in to MariaDB. MariaDB 10 has now also advanced to a near GA status so it is perhaps time to renew the table.
A high-level comparative overview of the features
With the recent GA release of MySQL 5.6, there have been a lot of questions about where MariaDB stands with regards to MySQL 5.6. SkySQL will of course support both as Patrik explained in his recent blog post, but there are many questions about the technical differences. Rasmus from Monty Program gave a detailed view on MariaDB 10.0 here but I thought it would be beneficial to share a comparison table of the two.
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