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MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual  /  The InnoDB Storage Engine  /  InnoDB Concepts and Architecture

14.2 InnoDB Concepts and Architecture

The information in this section provides background to help you get the most performance and functionality from using InnoDB tables. It is intended for:

  • Anyone switching to MySQL from another database system, to explain what things might seem familiar and which might be all-new.

  • Anyone moving from MyISAM tables to InnoDB, now that InnoDB is the default MySQL storage engine.

  • Anyone considering their application architecture or software stack, to understand the design considerations, performance characteristics, and scalability of InnoDB tables at a detailed level.

In this section, you will learn:

  • How InnoDB closely adheres to ACID principles.

  • How multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) keeps transactions from viewing or modifying each others' data before the appropriate time.

  • The physical layout of InnoDB-related objects on disk, such as tables, indexes, tablespaces, undo logs, and the redo log.


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