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database engine

Software that stores and retrieves data in a database. It may be a self-contained program or the part of a database management system (DBMS) that performs the storage and retrieval. The actual reads and writes are performed by the operating system. See DBMS and database manager.
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MariaDB is adaptable regardless of workload requirements thanks to an architecture that supports pluggable, purpose-built storage engines.
Thus, general-purpose databases are optimized for transactional workloads--they are built on row-based storage engines. In order for a general-purpose database to support both transactional and analytical workloads, and with the best possible performance, it needs both row-based and column-based storage engines.
The unique modularity of Avid NEXIS enables teams to mix and match storage engines and elastically scale capacity from as little as 20 TB to over 1.4 PB in a single system, without any interruption in service or down time.
This unification is possible because of MariaDB's extensible architecture that allows simultaneous use of purpose built storage engines for maximum performance, simplification, and cost savings, an approach which stands apart from competitors like Oracle, and obviates the need to buy and deploy traditional columnar database appliances.
MariaDB also offers further flexibility with additional storage engines such as Percona-XtraDB and Aria.
<p>In general, Oracle has demonstrated a commitment to keeping MySQL going and maintaining it as open source including the variable storage engines commonly used with the database across a range of products, said Lyman.
Later chapters cover MySQL's key features, storage engines and data types, administration utilities, and security features.
"ZRM is the only comprehensive backup solution tha t addresses the unique needs of MySQL databases -- such as multiple database storage engines. The new graphical management console means secure, scalable enterprise-grade MySQL backup is more manageable than ever."
In addition to InnoDB, all MySQL database products come with additional non-transactional storage engines, such as the HEAP in-memory storage engine and the MyISAM standard and read-only compressed storage engines.
CNG Transmission's program of optimizing major transmission and storage engines has been in place since 1995.
The term NewSQL can also apply to SQL storage engines such as Infobright and transparent sharding systems such as ScaleBase.