What is difference between MYISAM and InnoDB?
I am writing this article to understand the difference between MYISAM and INNODB.
1. MYISAM supports Table-level Locking
2. MyISAM designed for need of speed
3. MyISAM does not support foreign keys hence we call MySQL with MYISAM is DBMS
4. MyISAM stores its tables, data and indexes in diskspace using separate three different files. (tablename.FRM, tablename.MYD, tablename.MYI)
5. MYISAM not supports transaction. You cannot commit and rollback with MYISAM. Once you issue a command it’s done.
1. InnoDB supports Row-level Locking
2. InnoDB designed for maximum performance when processing high volume of data
3. InnoDB support foreign keys hence we call MySQL with InnoDB is RDBMS
4. InnoDB stores its tables and indexes in a tablespace
5. InnoDB supports transaction. You can commit and rollback with InnoDB
. The big difference between MySQL Table Type MyISAM and InnoDB is that InnoDB supports transaction
. InnoDB supports some newer features: Transactions, row-level locking, foreign keys
. InnoDB is for high volume, high performance