5.1, Innodb Plugin Release
In MySQL 5.1 related new, Innodb has announced the release of their Innodb Plugin Engine for MySQL.
So why do I blog about it?
Because the Innodb plugin engine is the default engine Drizzle :)
Monty Taylor finished up the work last night to import it into Drizzle, and I just finished my review of the engine and have pushed it into our main branch.
Some of the advantages:
Fast index creation: add or drop indexes without copying the data
Data compression: shrink tables, to significantly reduce storage and i/o
New row format: fully off-page storage of long BLOB, TEXT, and VARCHAR columns
File format management: protects upward and downward compatibility
INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables: information about compression and locking