I was reminded recently of a project I did during a DevDays week at WebAssign in 2014. The engineering department wanted to move a large dataset into MongoDB, and my DevDays experiment was to demonstrate the Tungsten Replicator’s role in translating data from MySQL to MongoDB. It worked handily, but was ultimately not implemented because the development teams got bogged down in the Tungsten replication filters desired for data transformation.

At All Things Open in 2015, Max Mether presented new features in MariaDB and the CONNECT engine, introduced in MariaDB 10.0, caught my eye as having similar capabilities to combine heterogenous datasets.

I finally got around to giving this feature a whirl over the holiday break.