You might don’t know that, but the MariaDB engines are amazing ..
More info you can find here:
I was teased by CONNECT engine : https://mariadb.com/kb/en/connect/
What is good for ? Well, I leave that to your imagination, as you could have MariaDB as a spider connected and managing InnoDB tables, flat files, MS ACCESS databases, MS Excel files … all that in same time.
So how to use it?
By the documentation :
check if there is