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MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  Optimization  /  Optimizing for InnoDB Tables

8.5 Optimizing for InnoDB Tables

InnoDB is the storage engine that MySQL customers typically use in production databases where reliability and concurrency are important. Because InnoDB is the default storage engine in MySQL 5.5 and higher, you can expect to see InnoDB tables more often than before. This section explains how to optimize database operations for InnoDB tables.