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Posts by Daniel Bartholomew

Ornery Oneiric

I just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric” on one of my desktops and I ran into an issue with MariaDB. It’s not an issue with MariaDB itself, more in how the MariaDB “Natty” .deb packages are configured. We haven’t released .deb packages for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric”, but the Natty packages work fine, apart from this […]

MariaDB Crash Course

Ben Forta, the author of MySQL Crash Course and Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, has written what I believe is the first MariaDB-specific book: MariaDB Crash Course. I just received word from Ben that the book is now shipping. Most MySQL books can, of course, be used to learn almost everything you need to know […]

MariaDB now available as a hosted database via Jelastic cloud platform

About Jelastic: Jelastic is the next generation of Java Platforms as a Service. Unlike previous cloud platforms, Jelastic: Can run any Java application and so does not require developers to change their code or get locked-into the platform, Can scale any application up and down by automatically adding or removing memory and CPU units depending on […]

Progress Reporting in MariaDB 5.3

There are many new features in MariaDB 5.3. I’m looking forward to many of them, but one of the ones I’m most excited about is Progress Reporting. It’s a fact of life in the database world that some commands take longer to run than others. Commands like ALTER TABLE, LOAD DATA INFILE, and adding and […]

Looking for a Few Good Examples

In the #maria IRC channel the other day I fielded a question someone had about a DATETIME column where they wanted to SELECT by the year. The answer (which is probably obvious to many of you) is to use the YEAR() function like so: select * from t1 where YEAR(d) = 2011; (The above assumes […]

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