MariaDB Blog

November 02, 2011

Coming to a MySQL®Meet-up Near You

If you're one of those that thinks that HA is all about MySQL® Replication, or if you've tried to alter your tables to NDB to drink at the holy grail of shared nothing architectures, SkySQL has got a meet-up for you!

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October 28, 2011

bash completion for mysql-test-run

By S e

For many years I was using tcsh, with lots of useful customizations, that were created during these years. Now I have bash on my laptop and slowly adding what I've got used to.

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October 12, 2011

SkySQL & Severalnines Team-up to Help Customers Deploy MySQL® Cluster

SkySQL today announced that it will begin reselling Severalnines' ClusterControl™ product, which enables customers to set-up a production-ready, MySQL® Cluster configuration. The latest addition to the SkySQL™ Reference Architecture - SkySQL's framework for reducing the cost and complexity of deploying some of the most common MySQL data infrastructure applications - ClusterControl™ provides a virtual DBA assistant that frees the developer from the complexity and typical learning curves associated with database clusters, and provides assistance throughout the database lifecycle.

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October 06, 2011

The Importance of Planning

Whenever I start a new project with MySQL or MariaDB I am tempted to jump in and start creating my schema and tables with nothing more than a basic outline of the requirements. Often the justification I give myself is that the sooner

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October 06, 2011

Running MySQL or MariaDB from the source directory

One issue that developers often run into is needing or wanting to run a development version of MariaDB or MySQL on their desktop when there is already a production version installed. You may want to try out a new feature, or experiment with a patch, or maybe you're developing a new storage engine, or just having fun hacking on the code.

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October 05, 2011


A common error in SQL is with quotes. Luckily, compared to other databases, MariaDB and MySQL are very forgiving.

For example, suppose I have a "products" table for an online store. If I want to look up every product which has a price of 5.99 or more I might use the following query:

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