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MySQL Falcon Storage Engine Enters Beta Stage.


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 11th, 2008 in Databases, Linux, Programming

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.

Falcon features:

  • 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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