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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  MySQL 5.7 Frequently Asked Questions  /  MySQL 5.7 FAQ: Storage Engines

A.2 MySQL 5.7 FAQ: Storage Engines

A.2.1. Where can I obtain complete documentation for MySQL storage engines?
A.2.2. Are there any new storage engines in MySQL 5.7?
A.2.3. Have any storage engines been removed in MySQL 5.7?
A.2.4. What are the unique benefits of the ARCHIVE storage engine?
A.2.5. Do the new features in MySQL 5.7 apply to all storage engines?

A.2.1.

Where can I obtain complete documentation for MySQL storage engines?

See Chapter 16, Alternative Storage Engines. That chapter contains information about all MySQL storage engines except for the NDB storage engine used for MySQL Cluster; NDB is covered in Chapter 19, MySQL Cluster NDB 7.5.

A.2.2.

Are there any new storage engines in MySQL 5.7?

No. InnoDB is the default storage engine for new tables. See Section 15.1, “Introduction to InnoDB” for details.

A.2.3.

Have any storage engines been removed in MySQL 5.7?

No.

A.2.4.

What are the unique benefits of the ARCHIVE storage engine?

The ARCHIVE storage engine is ideally suited for storing large amounts of data without indexes; it has a very small footprint, and performs selects using table scans. See Section 16.5, “The ARCHIVE Storage Engine”, for details.

A.2.5.

Do the new features in MySQL 5.7 apply to all storage engines?

The general new features such as views, stored procedures, triggers, INFORMATION_SCHEMA, precision math (DECIMAL column type), and the BIT column type, apply to all storage engines. There are also additions and changes for specific storage engines.


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