InnoDB is the most commonly used storage engine for MySQL and Percona Server for MySQL. It is the focus of most of the storage engine development by the MySQL and Percona Server for MySQL development teams.
In this tutorial, we will look at the InnoDB architecture, including new feature developments for InnoDB in MySQL 5.7 and Percona Server for MySQL 5.7. We will explain how to use InnoDB in your database environment to get the best application performance and provide specific advice on server configuration, schema design, application architecture and hardware choices.
This tutorial has been updated from previous versions to cover new MySQL 5.7 and Percona Server for MySQL 5.7 InnoDB features.
Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 140 professionals in 30 plus countries, Peter's venture now serves over 3000 customers - including the "who's who" of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company's High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Database Performance Blog. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of percona.com's most popular downloads.