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Meet MariaDB 10.3 Debconf 2017


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A highlight of the new features implemented or planned for the new upcoming stable release of MariaDB 10.3.

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Meet MariaDB 10.3 Debconf 2017

  1. 1. Meet MariaDB 10.3 Vicențiu Ciorbaru Software Engineer @ MariaDB Foundation
  2. 2. Brief History of MariaDB ■ Created as a response to Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL ■ Named after Monty’s youngest daughter Maria ■ First release in Oct 2009, MariaDB 5.1 ■ The development is guided by the MariaDB Foundation ■ Strong focus on community development, not just in-house ■ Now the default MySQL variant in Debian 9
  3. 3. Brief History of MariaDB ■ We hold regular bi-annual developer conferences. ■ Free to attend. ■ Next one in China! ■ Plan the next steps for MariaDB.
  4. 4. What is MariaDB? ■ MariaDB 5.1 (Feb 2010) - Making builds free ■ MariaDB 5.2 (Nov 2010) - Community features ■ MariaDB 5.3 (Apr 2012) - New optimizer ■ MariaDB 5.5 (Apr 2013) - Merge with MySQL ■ MariaDB 10.0 (Mar 2014) - Parallel replication ■ MariaDB 10.1 (Oct 2015) - Galera, Encryption ■ MariaDB 10.2 (Apr 2017) - Advanced features ■ MariaDB 10.3 (??? 2017) - Compatibility
  5. 5. Goal of 10.3 ■ Make it as easy as possible to migrate to MariaDB ■ Migrating from MySQL usually “just works”™ ■ How to migrate when you have proprietary applications, written for Oracle DB or SQL Server? ■ Use 80/20 Principle ○ 20% work for 80% of use cases ○ Implement compatibility rules
  6. 6. Sequences CREATE [OR REPLACE] [TEMPORARY] SEQUENCE [IF NOT EXISTS] sequence_name [ INCREMENT [ BY | = ] increment ] [ MINVALUE [=] minvalue | NO MINVALUE | NOMINVALUE ] [ MAXVALUE [=] maxvalue | NO MAXVALUE | NOMAXVALUE ] [ START [ WITH | = ] start ] [ CACHE [=] cache ] [ [ NO ] CYCLE ] [table_options] NEXT VALUE FOR sequence_name NEXTVAL(sequence_name) sequence_name.nextval PREVIOUS VALUE FOR sequence_name LASTVAL(sequence_name) sequence_name.currval are supported
  7. 7. INTERSECT & EXCEPT ■ (select a,b from t1) INTERSECT (select c,d from t2) ○ Returns only rows that are in both SELECTs ■ (select a,b from t1) EXCEPT (select c,d from t2) ○ Returns rows that are in first SELECT but not in second SELECT
  8. 8. ROW data type for stored routines ROW data type <row type> ::= ROW <row type body> <row type body> ::= <left paren> <field definition> [ { <comma> <field definition> }... ] <right paren> <field definition> ::= <field name> <data type> <data type> ::= <predefined type> CREATE PROCEDURE p1() BEGIN DECLARE a ROW (c1 INT, c2 VARCHAR(10)); SET a.c1= 10; SET a.c2= 'test'; INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (a.c1, a.c2); END; CALL p1();
  9. 9. TYPE OF and ROW TYPE OF ■ DECLARE tmp TYPE OF t1.a; ○ Get the data type from the column a in the table t1 ■ DECLARE rec1 ROW TYPE OF t1; ○ Get the row data type from the table t1 ■ DECLARE rec2 ROW TYPE OF cur1; ○ Get the row data type from the cursor cur1
  10. 10. Cursors with parameters DECLARE cursor_name CURSOR FOR select_statement; OPEN cursor_name; Is extended with parameters: DECLARE cursor_name [cursor_formal_parameter [, ...]] CURSOR FOR select_statement; cursor_formal_parameter: name type [collate clause] OPEN cursor_name [expression [, ...]]; DECLARE cur CURSOR(pmin INT, pmax INT) FOR SELECT a FROM t1 WHERE a BETWEEN pmin AND pmax; OPEN cur (select 1), (select 10);
  11. 11. Catch-all for list partitions Add catch-all to all table partitioning for list partitions: PARTITION BY LIST (partitioning_expression) ( PARTITION partition_name VALUES IN (value_list), [ PARTITION partition_name VALUES IN (value_list), ... ] [ PARTITION partition_name DEFAULT ] ) PARTITION BY LIST (id mod 2) ( PARTITION even VALUES IN (0), PARTITION odd VALUES IN (1), PARTITION nulls DEFAULT )
  12. 12. WAIT and NO_WAIT Provides a way to set lock wait timeout for some statement. Previously it was only global or session variable. select ... for update [wait [n] | no_wait] select ... lock in share mode [wait [n] | no_wait] lock table ... [wait [n] | no_wait] alter table t [wait [n] | no_wait] add f int drop table [wait [n] | no_wait]
  13. 13. Custom Aggregate Functions ■ Define functions that can be used for aggregation like SUM or AVG CREATE AGGREGATE FUNCTION function_name (param, [param]) RETURNS return_type BEGIN [variable declarations] DECLARE CONTINUE HANDLER FOR NOT FOUND RETURN ret_val; LOOP FETCH GROUP NEXT ROW; // next row from group [ sql expressions ... ] END LOOP; END ■ Can implement median, mode, etc. select sum(price * volume), cust_median(price * volume) from sales group by product;
  14. 14. New “Oracle compatible” parser ■ Providing compatibility for basic PL/SQL constructs with new parser SET SQL_MODE=ORACLE; CREATE PROCEDURE sp1 (p1 IN VARCHAR2, p2 OUT VARCHAR2) IS v1 VARCHAR2(100); BEGIN v1 := p1; p2 := v1; END;
  15. 15. MariaDB syntax CREATE PROCEDURE p1 (OUT param INT) label: SELECT ... ... GOTO label; Oracle Syntax CREATE PROCEDURE p1 (param OUT INT) <<label>> SELECT ... ... GOTO label; LABEL and order of IN, OUT, INOUT Compatibility parser
  16. 16. Compatibility parser AS, IS keywords ■ Oracle requires AS or IS keyword before body of function: CREATE FUNCTION f1 RETURN NUMBER AS BEGIN RETURN 10; END;
  17. 17. Compatibility parser EXIT statement ■ MariaDB syntax: IF bool_expr THEN LEAVE label ■ Oracle syntax to leave a loop block: EXIT [ label ] [ WHEN bool_expr ]
  18. 18. Compatibility parser assignment ■ MariaDB syntax: SET var = 10; ■ Oracle: var := 10; ■ Assignment operator works for MariaDB system variables: max_sort_length := 1025;
  19. 19. Compatibility parser EXCEPTION ■ MariaDB uses DECLARE HANDLER to catch exceptions: BEGIN DECLARE EXIT HANDLER FOR SQLEXCEPTION BEGIN .. END; END; ■ In Oracle, exception handlers are declared at the end of a block: BEGIN ... EXCEPTION WHEN OTHERS THEN BEGIN .. END; END;
  20. 20. Compatibility parser function parameters ■ If no parameters, then parentheses must be omitted: CREATE PROCEDURE p1 AS BEGIN NULL; END; ■ IN OUT instead of INOUT CREATE PROCEDURE p1 (a IN OUT INT) AS BEGIN END;
  21. 21. Compatibility parser RETURN ■ Oracle uses RETURN, rather than RETURNS for function return type: CREATE FUNCTION f1(a INT) RETURN INT ■ MariaDB supports RETURNS only in stored functions. Oracle supports RETURN in stored procedures as well CREATE PROCEDURE p1 (a IN OUT INT) AS BEGIN IF a < 10 THEN RETURN; END IF; a:=a+1; EXCEPTION WHEN OTHERS THEN RETURN; END;
  22. 22. Compatibility parser WHILE & CONTINUE ■ MariaDB syntax: [begin_label:] WHILE search_condition DO statement_list END WHILE [end_label] ■ Oracle syntax: [<<label>>] WHILE boolean_expression LOOP statement... END LOOP [ label ] ; CONTINUE statement: CONTINUE [ label ] [ WHEN boolean_expression ] ; ■ This is a replacement for the ITERATE statement in MariaDB. CONTINUE is valid only inside a LOOP.
  23. 23. Compatibility parser datatypes ■ VARCHAR2 - a synonym to VARCHAR ■ NUMBER - a synonym to DECIMAL ■ DATE (with time portion) - a synonym to DATETIME ■ RAW - a synonym to VARBINARY ■ CLOB - a synonym to LONGTEXT ■ BLOB - a synonym to LONGBLOB
  24. 24. Compatibility parser ■ %TYPE in variable declarations ■ table%ROWTYPE in variable declarations ■ cursor%ROWTYPE in variable declarations ■ FOR loop statement ■ Implicit and Explicit cursor FOR loop ■ Implicit cursor FOR LOOP for cursors with parameters ■ Explicit cursor attributes %ISOPEN, %ROWCOUNT, %FOUND, %NOTFOUND ■ Variable declarations can go after cursor declarations ■ Predefined exceptions: TOO_MANY_ROWS, NO_DATA_FOUND, DUP_VAL_ON_INDEX ■ RAISE statement for predefined exceptions ■ User defined exceptions
  25. 25. Compatibility parser ■ SP control functions SQLCODE, SQLERRM ■ Triggers: Understand :NEW.c1 and :OLD.c1 instead of NEW.c1 and OLD.c1 ■ Dynamic SQL placeholders ■ Allow VARCHAR and VARCHAR2 without length as a data type of routine parameters and in RETURN clause ■ CAST(..AS VARCHAR(N)) ■ Anonymous blocks ■ GOTO statement ■ Allow SELECT UNIQUE as a synonym for SELECT DISTINCT ■ Do not require BEGIN..END in multi-statement exception handlers in THEN clause
  26. 26. Compatibility parser ■ Understand optional routine name after the END keyword ■ Inside routines the CALL keywoard is optional ■ Make the concatenation functions ignore NULL arguments ■ TRUNCATE TABLE t1 [ {DROP|REUSE} STORAGE
  27. 27. Features planned for 10.3: PACKAGES ■ A package is a schema object that groups logically related PL/SQL data types, items (e.g. variables, cursors, exceptions) and subprograms. CREATE PACKAGE CREATE PACKAGE BODY ALTER PACKAGE DROP PACKAGE BODY DROP PACKAGE
  28. 28. Features planned for 10.3: Hidden Columns A. Not hidden → normal columns created by the user B. A little bit hidden → Columns that the user has marked hidden. → Not shown in SELECT * → Don’t require values in INSERT table VALUE (...). C. More hidden → Can be queried explicitly, otherwise hidden from everything, including CREATE and ALTER. → Similar to ROWID pseudo-column. D. Very hidden → as “more hidden”, but cannot be queried either. → Show up in EXPLAIN EXTENDED. → May be indexed.
  29. 29. Features planned for 10.3 ■ Compressed columns ■ SPIDER storage engine update
  30. 30. Nice to have features for 10.3 ■ Galera 4 ■ Timestamp with timezone ■ Data type: Array ■ Add sub-partitioning by LIST and RANGE ■ Table functions (aka SQL functions returning tables)
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