The story that started 20 years ago is coming to its end. I’m talking about the old MyISAM storage engine that was the only storage provided by MySQL in 1995, and was available in MySQL for 20+ years. Actually, part of my job as a MySQL consultant for 10+ years was to discover MyISAM tables and advise customers how to convert those to InnoDB.
(Check your MySQL installation, you may still have MyISAM tables).
MySQL 5.7 still used MyISAM storage for the system tables in the MySQL schema.
In MySQL 8.0 (DMR version as of writing), the MyISAM storage engine is still available. But in a very limited scope:
- After …