In DetailMariaDB is a new database that has become very popular. It is easy to install and use, even on personal systems. It is evolving and expanding to meet the database needs of today, tomorrow, and into the future. MariaDB is a drop in replacement for MySQL it also has a lot of new features and performance enhancements that differentiate it from MySQL. It is also powerful enough to be the database of choice for some of the biggest and most popular websites in the world.This practical guide unlocks the advanced features of MariaDB's capabilities, including new storage engines, performance enhancing optimizations, and other advanced abilities. If you're looking to backend your enterprise, cloud, or embedded or mobile apps with a fast, free, open source, and familiar SQL database, MariaDB is perfect for you.We begin with installing MariaDB and configuring it to unlock powerful optimizations that can speed up certain queries exponentially. We will then move on to using the extra storage engines included with MariaDB, such as TokuDB and the CONNECT engine. With those mastered, it's then time to branch out from single to multi-server installations, so we will dive into MariaDB's clustering and replication features, learning how to efficiently search and index our data, work with NoSQL-style data, and connect MariaDB with a Cassandra cluster. It's a dangerous world out there, so last of all, we wrap things up with recipes on securing MariaDB.This is your ideal guide for getting the most out of MariaDB.ApproachA practical cookbook, filled with advanced recipes , and plenty of code and commands used for illustration,which will make your learning curve easy and quick.Who this book is forThis book is for anyone who wants to learn more about databases in general or MariaDB in particular. Some familiarity with SQL databases is assumed, but the recipes are approachable to almost anyone with basic database skills.