It all started with a goal to make InnoDB temporary tables more effective. Temporary table semantics are blessed with some important characteristics that can help us simplify lot of operations.
- Temporary tables are not visible across connections
- Temporary tables lifetime is limited to connection lifetime (unless user explicitly drops it).
What does this means in to InnoDB ?
- REDO logging can be avoided for temporary tables and related objects since temporary tables do not survive a shutdown or crash.
- Temporary table definitions can be maintained in-memory without persisting to the …