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Mastering MariaDB by Federico Razzoli

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Chapter 1. Understanding the Essentials of MariaDB

This chapter provides a generic overview of the MariaDB architecture. Note that this description is not meant to teach MariaDB to new users; some knowledge of the software is necessary to fully understand this book.

The following topics will be discussed in this chapter:

  • The MariaDB architecture
  • The workflow of SQL statement processing
  • Usage and tricks of the command-line client used, in all chapters of this book
  • Storage engines and their characteristics
  • Logs
  • Caches
  • User authentication and permissions
  • The INFORMATION_SCHEMA and PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA system databases
  • Compatibility with MySQL and other DBMS
  • Resources on the Web

The MariaDB architecture

MariaDB is a community-driven fork of MySQL that was started ...

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