InnoDB vs MyISAM

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InnoDB vs MyISAM

The main differences between both Engine InnoDB and MyISAM 

  • InnoDB has row-level locking. MyISAM only has full table-level locking.
  • InnoDB has what is called referential integrity which involves supporting foreign keys (RDBMS) and relationship constraints, MyISAM does not (DMBS).
  • InnoDB supports transactions, which means you can commit and roll back. MyISAM does not.
  • InnoDB is more reliable as it uses transactional logs for auto recovery. MyISAM does not.

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