Navigating The Various Versions Of MySQL

Filed in Product & Development by Sriram Rajan | August 13, 2012 2:30 pm

MySQL versions can make for interesting, yet at times confusing reading. In this article I will explore MySQL versions and shed light on them for anyone who uses or has worked with MySQL or LAMP environments.

First, let’s take a look at the version soup.

Forks And Patches

Adding more confusion to the various versions is the number of forks and patches.

Third Party Storage Engines

Outside of InnoDB and MyISAM, there are few third party plugins that suit specific needs as well.

Selecting The Right One

Links And Further Reading

Endnotes:
  1. Innodb: http://www.innodb.com/
  2. http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/whats-new-in-mysql-5.6.html: http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/whats-new-in-mysql-5.6.html
  3. Drizzle: http://www.drizzle.org/
  4. MariaDB: http://bit.ly/d1ENDN
  5. http://www.tokutek.com/products/tokudb-for-mysql/: http://www.tokutek.com/products/tokudb-for-mysql/
  6. Calpont: http://www.calpont.com/
  7. http://infinidb.org/about-us/infinidb: http://infinidb.org/about-us/infinidb
  8. Infobright: http://www.infobright.com/
  9. http://www.infobright.com/Products/MySQL-Integration/: http://www.infobright.com/Products/MySQL-Integration/
  10. http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-versus-mysql/: http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-versus-mysql/
  11. http://docs.drizzle.org/mysql_differences.html: http://docs.drizzle.org/mysql_differences.html
  12. Percona toolkit: https://launchpad.net/percona-toolkit
  13. http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb/: http://bit.ly/Oirawn
  14. http://ourdelta.org/: http://ourdelta.org/
  15. http://www.percona.com/software/percona-server/: http://www.percona.com/software/percona-server/

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