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Which is faster, InnoDB or MyISAM?

How can MyISAM be "faster" than InnoDB if MyISAM needs to do disk reads for the data? InnoDB uses the buffer pool for indexes and data, and MyISAM just for the index?
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What is the performance impact of using CHAR vs VARCHAR on a fixed-size field?

I have an indexed column that stores an MD5 hash. Thus, the column will always store a 32-character value. For whatever reason, this was created as a varchar rather than a char. Is it worth the ...
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Performance implications of MySQL VARCHAR sizes

Is there a performance difference in MySQL between varchar sizes? For example, varchar(25) and varchar(64000). If not, is there a reason not to declare all varchars with the max size just to ensure ...
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Best of MyISAM and InnoDB

Is it possible to make InnoDB to use indexes same as MyISAM instead of clustered index due to limitation of RAM while getting benefit of its concurrency performance?
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When to switch from MyISAM to InnoDB?

We have a MySQL 5.0 server running all tables as MyISAM. We have two slaves that, in the last month, we have upgraded to MySQL 5.5. Their tables are also still MyISAM. My original plan was to upgrade ...
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Varchar index - will hashing value make it faster?

I have a VARCHAR(1000) column in a table. It will contain strings that will not be guaranteed to be unique. I have a query that searches this column as part of a WHERE IN clause, the list of values in ...
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High insert rate on MySQL

I have a project at the moment that is close to be finished. I have been asked (at the very end) to log a specific event. The event will occur very often (easily a few times each 5sec). Each event ...
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What's the optimal server configuration for fastest inserting in a MySql database in this scenario?

I have a MyISAM table partitioned by range with 90 partitions representing the last 90 days. I expect this table to receive somewhere between 500 million to 1 billion records before i start rotating ...
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Optimal engine for small lookup tables in MySQL

I have following question: I am designing web application with several dozens of small lookup tables: These tables usualy contain three columns (ID, Name, Description) and a couple of rows (mostly ...
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Doubts about Converting MyISAM to InnoDB (master/slave and more)

I want to convert my MySQL DB (46 Tables, 2.1 GB) from MyISAM to InnoDB. I have a couple of questions about this process. Since I have a Master/Slave structure, do I need to manage this and change ...
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MyISAM InnoDB performance

MyISAM vs InnoDB I keep reading how InnoDB is faster than MyISAM. I wanted to find out myself. When I was using a forloop in PHP to fill my MySQL test database with 100,000 numbers using PDO driver. ...