Chapter 1. Installing MariaDB

MariaDB is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). It is fully open source, released with a GNU (General Public License), version 2. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL, started by its original author, Michael Widenius and some of MySQL's core developers.

Like other relational database management systems, MariaDB allows us to create and manage relational databases. It can modify the data structure and the data itself as well as answer questions (queries) on that data. The user can communicate with MariaDB by writing statements in SQL (Structured Query Language). The statements can also be composed by a program, which can send them to MariaDB. This allows programs of any type, including web applications, to interact ...

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