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Re: JSON column type


Good day Sergei

Thanks for replying.



On 21/02/2018 16:59, Sergei Golubchik wrote:
> Hi, Brent!
> On Feb 21, Brent Clark wrote:
>> Good day Guys
>> I have a client that is looking for JSON support, or better 'JSON column
>> type'.
>> He is asking for MySQL/5.7.8 (Currently on MySQL 5.6).
>> And his comment is : "/This is so that we can use the JSON column type
>> introduced in this version."
>> We don't use MySQL, well we shipping away to MariaDB.
>> The question I would like to ask is.
>> Based on reading :
>> https://mariadb.com/resources/blog/best-both-worlds-relational-json
>> Is it fair to say, the clients needs are met?
> Depends on what his needs are. If he needs "JSON column type", then his
> needs are not met, MariaDB doesn't have it.
> Practically, people rarely need a JSON type as such, they need to store
> JSON and do something with it (search, modify, index by JSON field, etc).
> If this is the case, your client needs are most probably met.
> Regards,
> Sergei
> Chief Architect MariaDB
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