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
the default MySQL storage engine.
Anyone considering their application architecture or software
stack, to understand the design considerations, performance
characteristics, and scalability of
tables at a detailed level.
In this section, you will learn:
InnoDB closely adheres to
transactions, and how
the inner workings of transactions compare with other database
systems you might be familiar with.
to allow queries and DML statements to read and write the same
How multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) keeps transactions from viewing or modifying each others' data before the appropriate time.