MariaDB connector#

The MariaDB connector allows querying and creating tables in an external MariaDB database.

Requirements#

To connect to MariaDB, you need:

  • MariaDB version 10.2 or higher.

  • Network access from the Trino coordinator and workers to MariaDB. Port 3306 is the default port.

Configuration#

To configure the MariaDB connector, create a catalog properties file in etc/catalog named, for example, mariadb.properties, to mount the MariaDB connector as the mariadb catalog. Create the file with the following contents, replacing the connection properties as appropriate for your setup:

connector.name=mariadb
connection-url=jdbc:mariadb://example.net:3306
connection-user=root
connection-password=secret

General configuration properties#

The following table describes general catalog configuration properties for the connector:

Property name

Description

Default value

case-insensitive-name-matching

Support case insensitive schema and table names.

false

case-insensitive-name-matching.cache-ttl

1m

case-insensitive-name-matching.config-file

Path to a name mapping configuration file in JSON format that allows Trino to disambiguate between schemas and tables with similar names in different cases.

null

case-insensitive-name-matching.refresh-period

Frequency with which Trino checks the name matching configuration file for changes.

0 (refresh disabled)

metadata.cache-ttl

Duration for which metadata, including table and column statistics, is cached.

0 (caching disabled)

metadata.cache-missing

Cache the fact that metadata, including table and column statistics, is not available

false

metadata.cache-maximum-size

Maximum number of objects stored in the metadata cache

10000

write.batch-size

Maximum number of statements in a batched execution. Do not change this setting from the default. Non-default values may negatively impact performance.

1000

Case insensitive matching#

When case-insensitive-name-matching is set to true, Trino is able to query non-lowercase schemas and tables by maintaining a mapping of the lowercase name to the actual name in the remote system. However, if two schemas and/or tables have names that differ only in case (such as “customers” and “Customers”) then Trino fails to query them due to ambiguity.

In these cases, use the case-insensitive-name-matching.config-file catalog configuration property to specify a configuration file that maps these remote schemas/tables to their respective Trino schemas/tables:

{
  "schemas": [
    {
      "remoteSchema": "CaseSensitiveName",
      "mapping": "case_insensitive_1"
    },
    {
      "remoteSchema": "cASEsENSITIVEnAME",
      "mapping": "case_insensitive_2"
    }],
  "tables": [
    {
      "remoteSchema": "CaseSensitiveName",
      "remoteTable": "tablex",
      "mapping": "table_1"
    },
    {
      "remoteSchema": "CaseSensitiveName",
      "remoteTable": "TABLEX",
      "mapping": "table_2"
    }]
}

Queries against one of the tables or schemes defined in the mapping attributes are run against the corresponding remote entity. For example, a query against tables in the case_insensitive_1 schema is forwarded to the CaseSensitiveName schema and a query against case_insensitive_2 is forwarded to the cASEsENSITIVEnAME schema.

At the table mapping level, a query on case_insensitive_1.table_1 as configured above is forwarded to CaseSensitiveName.tablex, and a query on case_insensitive_1.table_2 is forwarded to CaseSensitiveName.TABLEX.

By default, when a change is made to the mapping configuration file, Trino must be restarted to load the changes. Optionally, you can set the case-insensitive-name-mapping.refresh-period to have Trino refresh the properties without requiring a restart:

case-insensitive-name-mapping.refresh-period=30s

Non-transactional INSERT#

The connector supports adding rows using INSERT statements. By default, data insertion is performed by writing data to a temporary table. You can skip this step to improve performance and write directly to the target table. Set the insert.non-transactional-insert.enabled catalog property or the corresponding non_transactional_insert catalog session property to true.

Note that with this property enabled, data can be corrupted in rare cases where exceptions occur during the insert operation. With transactions disabled, no rollback can be performed.

Querying MariaDB#

The MariaDB connector provides a schema for every MariaDB database. You can see the available MariaDB databases by running SHOW SCHEMAS:

SHOW SCHEMAS FROM mariadb;

If you have a MariaDB database named web, you can view the tables in this database by running SHOW TABLES:

SHOW TABLES FROM mariadb.web;

You can see a list of the columns in the clicks table in the web database using either of the following:

DESCRIBE mariadb.web.clicks;
SHOW COLUMNS FROM mariadb.web.clicks;

Finally, you can access the clicks table in the web database:

SELECT * FROM mariadb.web.clicks;

If you used a different name for your catalog properties file, use that catalog name instead of mariadb in the above examples.

Type mapping#

Trino supports the following MariaDB data types:

MariaDB Type

Trino Type

Notes

boolean

tinyint

tinyint

tinyint

smallint

smallint

int

integer

bigint

bigint

tinyint unsigned

smallint

smallint unsigned

integer

mediumint unsigned

integer

integer unsigned

bigint

bigint unsigned

decimal(20,0)

float

real

double

double

decimal(p,s)

decimal(p,s)

char(n)

char(n)

tinytext

varchar(255)

text

varchar(65535)

mediumtext

varchar(16777215)

longtext

varchar

varchar(n)

varchar(n)

tinyblob

varbinary

blob

varbinary

mediumblob

varbinary

longblob

varbinary

varbinary(n)

varbinary

date

date

time(n)

time(n)

timestamp(n)

timestamp(n)

MariaDB stores the current timestamp by default. Please enable explicit_defaults_for_timestamp to avoid implicit default values.

Complete list of MariaDB data types.

Type mapping configuration properties#

The following properties can be used to configure how data types from the connected data source are mapped to Trino data types and how the metadata is cached in Trino.

Property name

Description

Default value

unsupported-type-handling

Configure how unsupported column data types are handled:

  • IGNORE, column is not accessible.

  • CONVERT_TO_VARCHAR, column is converted to unbounded VARCHAR.

The respective catalog session property is unsupported_type_handling.

IGNORE

jdbc-types-mapped-to-varchar

Allow forced mapping of comma separated lists of data types to convert to unbounded VARCHAR

SQL support#

The connector provides read access and write access to data and metadata in a MariaDB database. In addition to the globally available and read operation statements, the connector supports the following features:

SQL DELETE#

If a WHERE clause is specified, the DELETE operation only works if the predicate in the clause can be fully pushed down to the data source.

Performance#

The connector includes a number of performance improvements, detailed in the following sections.

Pushdown#

The connector supports pushdown for a number of operations:

Aggregate pushdown for the following functions:

Predicate pushdown support#

The connector does not support pushdown of any predicates on columns with textual types like CHAR or VARCHAR. This ensures correctness of results since the data source may compare strings case-insensitively.

In the following example, the predicate is not pushed down for either query since name is a column of type VARCHAR:

SELECT * FROM nation WHERE name > 'CANADA';
SELECT * FROM nation WHERE name = 'CANADA';