What is MariaDB

MariaDB is a community based project of the MySQL relational database management system. It is open source and relational database technology. It is a great replacement of MySQL.

MariaDB is developed by original developers of MySQL after concerns raised by Oracle's acquisition of MySQL.

MariaDB is a relational database management system. It stores data in various tables. Primary keys and foreign keys are used to establish relationship between these tables.

Relational database management syatem provides the following features:

  • RDBMS facilitates you to implement a data source with tables, columns, and indices.
  • RDBMS provides integrity of references across rows of multiple tables.
  • It is used to automatically update indices.
  • It is used to interpret SQL queries and operations in manipulating or sourcing data from tables.

# Terms used in RDBMS

Following is a list of terms used in relational database management systems i.e. MariaDB :

Database: A database is a data store which contains table and holds related data.

Table: A table is a matrix like structure which contains data.

Column: A column is s data element. It is a structure which holds same type of data. For example name.

Row: A row is a structure which stores related data. For example: data for a customer. It is also known as a tuple, entry, or record.

Redundancy: The term redundancy specifies how to store data twice in order to accelerate the system.

Primary Key: Primary key is a unique identifying value. This value cannot appear twice within a table, and there is only one row associated with it.

Foreign Key: A foreign key is used as a a link between two tables.

Compound Key: A compound key, or composite key, is a key that refers to multiple columns. It refers to multiple columns due to a column lacking a unique quality.

Index: An index is virtually identical to the index of a book.

Referential Integrity: This term refers to ensuring all foreign key values point to existing rows.