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Structuring Your Unstructured JSON data

The world seems awash in unstructured, NoSQL data, mainly of the JSON variety.  While this has a great many benefits as far as data mutability and not being locked into a rigid structure there are some things missing that are common in the structured world of SQL databases.

What if there was a way to take this unstructured NoSQL JSON data and cast it, temporarily, into a structured table?  Then you could use all the processing functions and features found in a relation database on you data.  There is a way and it is the JSON_TABLE function.

You can find the documentation for JSON_TABLE here  but there are some examples below that may make learning this valuable function easier than the simple RTFM.

I will be using the world_x dataset for the next example

If …

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A Tale of Two JSON Implementations - MySQL and MariaDB

JSON has proven to be a very import data format with immense popularity. A good part of my time for the last two or so years has been dedicated to this area and I even wrote a book on the subject.  This is a comparison of the implementations of handling JSON data in MySQL and MariaDB. I had requests from the community and customers for this evaluation.

JSON Data Types Are Not All Equal
MySQL added a JSON data type in version 5.7 and it has proven to be very popular.  MariaDB has  JSON support  version 10.0.16 but is actually an alias to a longtext data type so that statement based replication from MySQL to MariaDB is possible.

MySQL stores  JSON documents are …

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Indexing MySQL JSON Data

“MySQL’s JSON data type is great! But how do you index the JSON data?” I was recently presenting at the CakePHP Cakefest Conference and was asked that very question. And I had to admit I had not been able to play, er, experiment with the JSON datatype to that level. Now I have and it is fairly easy.

1. Create a simple table
mysql> desc colors;
| Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
| popular_name | char(10) | YES | | NULL | |
| hue | json | YES | | NULL | |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

2. Add in some data
INSERT INTO `colors` VALUES ('red','{\"value\": \"f00\"}'),('green','{\"value\": …

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