InnoDB: Status, Architecture, and Latest Enhancements

Inaam Rana (Oracle), John Russell (Oracle Corporation)
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InnoDB provides transactions, row-level locking, multi-version concurrency control for superior performance, and referential integrity and all four ANSI SQL transaction isolation levels to ensure the integrity of your database. At this session, we will discuss the InnoDB architecture, the current state of InnoDB, and its latest enhancements. We will also discuss the future directions of InnoDB.

Inaam Rana

Oracle

Inaam Rana is a core member of the InnoDB development team at MySQL. He joined the InnoDB team in April 2007. His area of focus has been performance and scalability of the InnoDB storage engine. He has been mostly working on the buffer cache layer, low level concurrency and OS layer. Inaam has had a chance to contribute to the most of the scalability features that were included in the InnoDB plugin. In his previous work experience he had been involved in development of IBM’s DB2 LUW and PostgreSQL database engines. Inaam currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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John Russell

Oracle Corporation

John Russell is the documentation lead for InnoDB. Before joining the InnoDB team, John was Information Architect for the Oracle Database group, where he developed the Project Tahiti documentation search engine. In the 20th century, he was Information Architect for the DB2 Database group, where he originated the Information Center and lead several User Centered Design initiatives. His writing background is focused on application development and programming languages (PL/SQL, Oracle Objects, C++, Fortran, and Ada), and his documentation architecture work involves Python, Perl, and XSLT.

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