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What are the differences between MyISAM and InnoDB?

By Jordan Hall 2nd July 2010

Wait... hold on. Firstly, what are MyISAM and InnoDB? MyISAM and InnoDB are the two commonly used MySQL engines for database tables. MyISAM is the default database engine for new tables created in MySQL 4 and 5. So, why would I want to use one over the other? Good question. Perhaps it is best answered by going through the differences between the two database engines. InnoDB is a more modern database engine than MyISAM, so some could say MyIS...

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