MariaDB is a relational database management system made by the developers of MySQL. This database is open-sourced, provides an SQL interface for accessing data and is highly compatible with MySQL. Known for its capability to offer more and better storage engines, MariaDB remains as one of the most popular databases within the tech space.
The easiest and fastest way to connect your MariaDB database to Google Sheets. With Castodia, you can test the limits by analyzing stored data from relational databases, running and scheduling queries, and auto-refreshing data from a yearly basis down to a 1-minute frequency. LEARN MORE
[Update: December 2020] Users will no longer need to individually share each sheet with the Castodia service account as described in the video. Users will instead be required to authenticate with their Google Account only once and this will automatically enable auto-refresh for any sheet.
Castodia lets you pull data from your MariaDB database directly into Google Sheets.
To connect your MariaDB database, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install the Castodia GSuite Marketplace Database Connector
Step 2: Create a Google Sheet and click "Add-Ons" within the toolbar section to access the Castodia Database Connector
Step 3: Two options will appear when you hover over the add-on: launch and settings. Click "Settings."
Step 4: Click the drop-down menu to access the MariaDB database
Step 5: Gather and enter your database connection information. There are five components needed:
Step 6: Click the "Test" button to run the database and verify your credentials
Step 7: Click the "Save" button once a green notification pops up, indicating that the add-on was successfully installed.
And that's it! Enjoy running your queries.
Suppose the director of operations is looking to evaluate the yearly customer service operations of the company. The department's main goal is to ensure customer retention for business growth. Thus, the individual must assess employee productivity and implement a policy to streamline efficient processes and standards.
The director of operations wants to answer three questions:
Rather than manually exporting CSV files to derive insightful analytics, the head of operations can use Castodia's Database Connector to connect their MariaDB database to Google Sheets, run and save important queries, and auto-refresh their data every two weeks based on their custom schedule.
To get started, install the Castodia GSuite Add-On and access a new Google sheet. Once you have connected your MariaDB database, you can begin to run SQL queries.
Castodia also gives users the freedom to create custom schedules for databases. The director of operations can use the Advanced Scheduling System to automate incoming data every year, before taking a deep dive into analysis. This can be done by scheduling data to auto-refresh on the first and last days of December.
After using the Castodia-add on to set an additional schedule that auto-refreshes data on a weekly basis, the director of operations can build a cohort analysis table to discover areas of opportunity to improve the retention process.
The customer retention rate shows a stable downwards trend overall. However, there is an evident difference in weeks 4 and 5, with the retention rate decreasing from 1.42% to 0.63%. This is an area that the director of operations can re-visit when improving the efficiency of processes and employee standards.
You can also create a geographic chart pulled from the data within the MariaDB database. Through this visualization, the director of operations can conclude that the United States has the highest customer retention rate of 87%, relative to Mexico with the lowest customer retention rate of 30%.
Using internal and external data from your MariaDB database, you can compile feedback regarding current customer service operations. From the model, the director of operations can determine that although the resources and tools are most effective, it is possible that the employees are not receiving this information during their onboarding and training.
Set refresh frequency to every day, every few hours, or every few minutes. Down to once every 1 minute
Auto refresh data daily, weekly, monthly or yearly with fully customizable schedules
Run, save and schedule queries all from within Google Sheets using a clean and intuitive interface
Run long/complex queries that take minutes to run. Fearlessly run large queries without unexpected errors
Choose how to auto-refresh data on your spreadsheet. Smart Overwrite prevents calculations intact
Paste any SQL query and run them directly from Google Sheets. If it runs on your editor it will also run here
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