TIL: MySQL Storage Engines

While studying AWS RDS, I read that automated backups are only supported for the InnoDB storage engine.

That’s when I decided to look up MySQL storage engines, which are basically the part of the database server that deals with how/where on the harddrive the data is stored.

Few examples of storage engines

  • InnoDB
  • MyISAM
  • Memory
  • CSV
  • NDB Cluster