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Expert MySQL by Charles A. Bell

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CHAPTER 7Building Your Own Storage Engine

The pluggable storage engine is one of the most important features of the MySQL system. Database professionals have never had the ability to tune the physical storage of relational database systems to meet the needs of the data. MySQL provides this unique capability via the pluggable storage engine. With MySQL, database professionals can also tune the physical layer of their database systems by using the pluggable storage engine to choose the storage method that best optimizes the access methods for the database. That is a huge advantage over other relational database systems that use only a single storage mechanism.1.

This chapter guides you through the process of creating your own storage engine. It ...

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