I am planning to use JSON data type in my database and according to the following webpage, the JSON table type should be available from MariaDB 10.0.16 under the CONNECT storage engine
I don't see CONNECT storage engine available from XAMPP (tried SHOW ENGINES; from phpmyadmin). How can I upgrade MariaDB or add the CONNECT storage engine to it?
According to the following webpage, I should run the INSTALL SONAME 'ha_connect'; command. But I have to place the required libraries into the standard MariaDB plugin directory first. I can't find such directory from the xampp folder.
Any suggestions? Thanks very much!!