Django-MySQL extends Django's built-in MySQL and MariaDB support their specific features not available on other databases.
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Django-MySQL extends Django’s built-in MySQL and MariaDB support their specific features not available on other databases.
What kind of features?
- QuerySet extensions:
- ‘Smart’ iteration - chunked pagination across a large queryset
- approx_count for quick estimates of count()
- Query hints
- Quick pt-visual-explain of the underlying query
- Model fields:
- MySQL 5.7+ JSON Field
- MariaDB Dynamic Columns for storing dictionaries
- Comma-separated fields for storing lists and sets
- ‘Missing’ fields: differently sized BinaryField/TextField classes, BooleanFields represented by BIT(1)
- ORM expressions for over 20 MySQL-specific functions
- A new cache backend that makes use of MySQL’s upsert statement and does compression
- Handler API for quicker-than-SQL reads using the ‘NoSQL’ HANDLER commands
- Status variable inspection and utility methods
- Named locks for easy locking of e.g. external resources
- Table lock manager for hard to pull off data migrations
To see them all, check out the exposition at https://django-mysql.readthedocs.io/en/latest/exposition.html .
Requirements and Installation
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