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Overview of the MySQL Storage Engine Architecture (Doc ID 1395880.1)

Last updated on MARCH 05, 2018

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 6-feb-2018***


To provide an overview of the storage engine architecture within MySQL and how it may be utilized to improve performance and make effective use of data.


This information is provided for database administrators, data managers and CTO's who are interested in utilising different storage engines within MySQL to improve their data management and performance.


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In this Document
 Why Use Storage Engine Architecture
 Storage Engine Components
 Comparing Different Storage Engines
 Using MySQL Storage Engines
 Default Storage Engine
 Setting the Storage Engine
 Finding Supported Engines
 Building a Custom Storage Engine

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