Quickly get up to speed with MariaDB—the leading, drop-in replacement for MySQL, through this practical tutorialAbout This BookGet to know the basic SQL queries so you can quickly start using MariaDBTake control of your data through the advanced features of MariaDBExploit the full potential of MariaDB's exclusive features through quick, practical examplesWho This Book Is ForIf you don't know the SQL language, but you want to quickly jump into the SQL world and learn how to use MariaDB, or if you already know how to use MySQL but you want to go further, then this book is ideal for you.What You Will LearnInstall and configure MariaDBCreate databases, tables, and indexesImport and export data from and to external filesWork with views and virtual columnsCreate, read, update, and delete records in your databaseUse dynamic columnsSet up a powerful full-text search systemAccess your external data from MariaDB through the CONNECT engineIn DetailThis book will take you through all the nitty-gritty parts of MariaDB, right from the creation of your database all the way to using MariaDB's advanced features.At the very beginning, we show you the basics, that is, how to install MariaDB. Then, we walk you through the databases and tables of MariaDB, and introduce SQL in MariaDB. You will learn about all the features that have been added in MariaDB but are absent in MySQL.Moving on, you'll learn to import and export data, views, virtual columns, and dynamic columns in MariaDB. Then, you'll get to grips with full-text searches and queries in MariaDb. You'll also be familiarized with the CONNECT storage engine. At the end of the book, you'll be introduced to the community of MariaDB.Style and approachThis is a complete guide that uses concrete examples to help you understand and exploit the full potential of MariaDB.