Updated: March 18th, 2008
Today Robin Schumacher, MySQL's Director of Product Management, announced that the mysql Falcon storage engine has moved into a beta release stage. Falcon, a new transactional storage engine introduced in mysql 6 (aka 5.2), has been in alpha for years. Other popular storage engines include MyISAM, InnoDB, which Falcon is supposed to challenge (successfully? :-/), and the upcoming Maria.
- ACID transaction compliant
- Crash recovery
- User-defined tablespaces
- High-speed data caches
- Advanced B-Tree indexes
- Performance/diagnostic monitoring tables
- Simplified configuration
You can download mysql 6 with Falcon here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/6.0.html.
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