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MariaDB is an open-source relational database with diverse features. It offers users efficient and secure data management, strong performance, and high speeds. Take a MariaDB course to learn how to leverage its versatility as a data professional.

What is MariaDB?

MariaDB is an open-source, high-performance, and full-featured database management system. As a backward-compatible, drop-in replacement of MySQL, MariaDB offers similar functionality in terms of APIs, query language, and data storage format. This allows it to replace MySQL directly.Footnote 1

MariaDB's SQL (structured query language) interface supports powerful querying capabilities. SQL allows users to retrieve, update, and manipulate data stored in MariaDB using a rich set of commands and syntax.Footnote 2 It is designed to handle large amounts of data and concurrent users efficiently, making it suitable for high-traffic applications and enterprise-level systems.

MariaDB also offers advanced features that can help to ensure data consistency and integrity. By learning how to use MariaDB, professionals who work with data can leverage this powerful tool to speed up a variety of routine tasks.

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MariaDB tutorial curriculum

MariaDB can be especially useful for professionals who work with data on a regular basis, such as back-end web developers and database administrators. edX offers a range of educational options that can accommodate various goals, levels of experience, and schedules.

A MariaDB tutorial can provide new users with an introduction to the basics of the database and how to get started. This may include functional instruction on how to download, install, and start using MariaDB, as well as an overview of MariaDB architecture. 

Once you are familiar with MariaDB and how it differs from other database management systems like MySQL and PostgreSQL, you can move on to more intermediate concepts such as MariaDB data types and fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).

Depending on your data management needs, you may want to explore an advanced MariaDB course, which might cover MariaDB security, MariaDB performance optimization, and MariaDB spatial data types.

If you want to learn MariaDB in preparation for a technical role, boot camps in coding or data analytics offer an accelerated way to learn critical industry skills. For learners pursuing advanced education, a bachelor’s degree in computer science can lead to a variety of data-related career paths. 

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree might be the appropriate next step. A working professional in the field seeking a senior role may find executive education courses helpful for career advancement. Find the right learning path for you with edX. 

Explore jobs that use MariaDB

A database is a critical component of any application. Competence in MariaDB, among other skills and qualifications, can be beneficial to roles involving data storage, manipulation, retrieval, backup, security, and restoration. 

MariaDB is flexible, fast, secure, and efficient enough to handle applications of all sorts and sizes. 

Knowledge of MariaDB can be useful in careers such as:

  • Back-end developer: Develops the back-end logic of applications, which includes data storage and retrieval, APIs, and data processing.Footnote 3

  • Full-stack developer: Focuses on the design and implementation of front-end user interfaces, development of back-end logic, integration of APIs, utilization of databases, coding in multiple programming languages, and more.Footnote 4

  • Database developer: Helps with design, creation, and optimization of databases, where they write database queries and implement data-driven applications.Footnote 5

  • Data analyst: Responsible for data analysis and reports, creating and utilizing databases, and the provision of data-driven insights to inform decision making.Footnote 6

  • Database administrator: Works on the installation, maintenance, backup, and recovery of databases, ensuring the overall security of the database(s), and much more.Footnote 7

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