In The Doom of Multiple Storage Engines, Peter
talks about how the storage engine concept of MySQL is usually
spoken of in positive terms, but there are many negatives.
I have a hard time trying to figure out the deeper meaning behind
Peter’s post, given that Percona writes a storage engine for
MySQL, XtraDB. Does this mean that Percona will stop developing
XtraDB? Does this mean that the Percona Server will diverge
farther and farther away from MySQL so that they’re not
compatible any more and migrating from MySQL to Percona Server is
Or maybe it’s just that Peter is saying one thing and doing the
opposite; which just seems wrong because that would be blatant
hypocrisy on Percona’s part.
(This idea was a comment on the blog post but seems to be trapped
in the spam filter, so I’m …[Read more]