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FromDual Seminarprogramm 2022 für MariaDB und MySQL ist online

Das FromDual Seminarprogramm für 2022 steht. Mit unseren Schulungspartnern Linuxhotel in Essen, GfU Cyrus in Köln sowie der Heinlein Akademie in Berlin bieten wir auch 2022 wieder zahlreiche MariaDB und MySQL Schulungen an:

Query performance comparison between MariaDB Column Store and other Storage Engines

Storage Engines like InnoDB, Aria and MyISAM are Row Stores. They store rows one after the other in blocks or even directly in a single file (MyISAM). On the other hand a Column Store like MariaDB Column Store stores all the same attributes (columns) of the rows together in chunks.

This is how the table sales_fact looks like:

MariaDB Enterprise Server vs. MariaDB Community Server

MariaDB Enterprise Platform

The MariaDB Enterprise Platform is available on-premises and on the MariaDB SkySQL DBaaS (Cloud database platform). MariaDB Enterprise Platform consists of:

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MariaDB configuration analysis

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If we do customers database configuration analysis we check on one side if the most important MariaDB server system variables (innodb_buffer_pool_size, ...) are set appropriately but also if some MariaDB server system variables are configured completely wrong.

Fortunately MariaDB introduced in MariaDB 10.1 the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SYSTEM_VARIABLES view where you can find all the relevant information. But one!

MariaDB or MySQL, that is the question

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Many customers come to us and ask us whether to use MariaDB or MySQL. The answer is not so simple. FromDual is a neutral and vendor independent MariaDB/MySQL consulting company. So we should not have (in the meaning of neutral) a clear preference. For us internally we have chosen our strategy according to some clearly defined criteria. But what we have chosen for us is not necessarily the right choice for you.

MariaDB sql_mode = 'oracle'

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MariaDB has some time ago introduced or reused the sql_mode = 'oracle'. What they basically try to do is to implement a subset of the Oracle PL/SQL language. Because we receive more and more request from customers about MariaDB's Oracle PL/SQL it is worth investigating a bit more in this feature and summarize the state of the art of this topic in this article.

See also our former articles about the MariaDB sql_mode = 'oracle':

Traffic mirroring with MariaDB MaxScale

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Recently we had the case that a customer claimed that MariaDB 10.3 Binary Log is using 150% more space on disk than MySQL 5.7 Binary Log. Because I never observed something similar, but to be honest, I did not look to intensively for this situation, we had to do some clarifications.

First we checked the usual variables which could be candidates for such a behaviour:

MariaDB Galera Cluster Upgrade Path

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Because we conduct many customers in MariaDB Galera Cluster upgrades and because these customers sometimes have pretty old MariaDB Galera Cluster set-ups I think it is good to have a rough MariaDB Galera Cluster Upgrade Path.

For an Upgrade Path we have to consider a few things:

Upgrading from MariaDB 10.4 to MariaDB 10.5 Galera Cluster

Because upgrading from MariaDB 10.4 to MariaDB 10.5 (non-clustered) seems not to be a problem [ 1 ] we take the challenge and try to create a receipt based on the MariaDB 10.3 to MariaDB 10.4 Galera Cluster upgrade documentation [ 3 ]:

Before you start

Before you begin with the upgrade you should consider a few things:

MariaDB/MySQL Datenbank-Administrator/in gesucht

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Ausschreibungszeitraum: Q4 2020 bis Q2 2021. Später bitte nicht mehr melden.

Einer unserer Kunden sucht eine/n erfahrene/n MariaDB/MySQL Datenbank-Administrator/in. Arbeitspensum: 80 bis 100% in Festanstellung. Arbeitsort: Hauptstadt Bern (Schweiz).
Erfahrung im Betrieb von MariaDB/MySQL Datenbanken im Enterprise-Umfeld sind erforderlich sowie gute MariaDB/MySQL sowie Galera Cluster Kenntnisse notwendig. Einsatzfeld hochkritische, produktive MariaDB Galera Cluster.

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MariaDB/MySQL Datenbank-Administrator/in gesucht

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Ausschreibungszeitraum: Q4 2020 bis Q2 2021. Später bitte nicht mehr melden.

Einer unserer Kunden sucht eine/n erfahrene/n MariaDB/MySQL Datenbank-Administrator/in. Arbeitspensum: 80 bis 100% in Festanstellung. Arbeitsort: Hauptstadt Bern (Schweiz).
Erfahrung im Betrieb von MariaDB/MySQL Datenbanken im Enterprise-Umfeld sind erforderlich sowie gute MariaDB/MySQL sowie Galera Cluster Kenntnisse notwendig. Einsatzfeld hochkritische, produktive MariaDB Galera Cluster.

Auszug aus der Original-Stellenausschreibung:

MariaDB SQL Error Log Plugin

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When you are for too long in business you think you know already everything and you are getting lazy. This happened to me again a few weeks ago. A customer asked me about the SQL Error Log Plugin. First I though he was talking about the MariaDB Error Log or the General Query Log. But then I have learned that there is something "new" I did not know yet...

MariaDB Security Risk Matrix

MariaDB Vulnerabilities

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FromDual wird offizieller MariaDB Partner

Nach Jahren der losen Zusammenarbeit wird FromDual jetzt, im Frühjahr 2020, offizieller MariaDB Partner.

Schon seit Beginn der MariaDB Erfolgsgeschichte befasst sich FromDual mit der Open Source Datenbank MariaDB und hat ihre Kunden mit Rat und Tat beim Betrieb der Datenbank unterstützt.

MariaDB PL/SQL Examples

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Before you start

SQL> SET SESSION sql_mode='ORACLE';

Infinite Loop Example

DELIMITER /

BEGIN

LOOP
  SELECT 'Hello world from MariaDB anonymous PL/SQL block!';
END LOOP; 

END;
/

DELIMITER ;

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Migration from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB 10.4

Up to version 5.5 MariaDB and MySQL can be considered as "the same" databases. The official wording at those times was "drop-in-replacement". But now we are a few years later and times and features changed. Also the official wording has slightly changed to just "compatible".
FromDual recommends that you consider MariaDB 10.3 and MySQL 8.0 as completely different database products (with some common roots) nowadays. Thus you should work and act accordingly.

MariaDB sys Schema

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The MySQL sys Schema is a cool thing and was mostly developed by Mark Leith and Jesper Wisborg Krogh from Oracle/MySQL.

MariaDB and MySQL consulting by plane

Since January 2019 FromDual tries to contribute actively a little bit against global warming too.

The best for the climate would be to NOT travel to the customer at all! For this cases we have our FromDual remote-DBA services for MariaDB and MySQL.

MariaDB indexing of NULL values

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In the recent MariaDB DBA advanced training class the question came up if MariaDB can make use of an index when searching for NULL values... And to be honest I was not sure any more. So instead of reading boring documentation I did some little tests:

Search for NULL

First I started with a little test data set. Some of you might already know it:

Schulung MariaDB/MySQL für Fortgeschrittene vom 12.-16. 11. in Köln

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In unserer FromDual Schulung MariaDB/MySQL für Fortgeschrittene vom 12. bis 16. November in Köln hat es zur Zeit noch 3 Plätze frei.

Anmelden können Sie sich direkt bei unserem Schulungspartner GfU in Köln.

Select Hello World FromDual with MariaDB PL/SQL

MariaDB 10.3 was released GA a few weeks ago. One of the features which interests me most is the MariaDB Oracle PL/SQL compatibility mode.

So its time to try it out now...

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