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Is there any advantage to using different engines on a per-table basis?

Would using different engines on tables be practical? What are some different engines and their uses? Can you give me a link to some further reading? Thanks in advance.

1 Answer

Nathan Tallack
Nathan Tallack
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With the exception of using Memory for temporary tables (tables that disappear when you log out and are only visible to you during that session) it is pretty much 99.9% sure that you will only ever use the InnoDb engine.

An exception will be if you are running your database on some sort of embedded device (like a rasberry pi or some such thing) and you care about CPU power consumption.

But on a regular dekstop/server system you can be sure you'll never have to worry about power. ;)