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Architecture of Maria, the New Transactional Storage Engine for MySQL

Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Databases
Location: D133
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)

The talk describes the following aspects of Maria:

  • Goals of Maria
  • Overall design
  • Structure of data on disk
  • How MVCC (Multiversion Concurrency Control) is implemented
  • How blobs are handled
  • Row locking and escallation
  • Roadmap (current and future)
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Michael Widenius

Monty Program Ab

Founder of MySQL AB
Original author & architect of the MySQL server

OSCON 2008