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MySQL System Architecture

May 22, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kruckenberg, Jay Pipes)

"In this article, we're going to take a look at MySQL internals. It will be a fun, informative examination of how all the different pieces and parts of the MySQL server operate together. MySQL's implementation is a fascinating mix of technology that is truly a remarkable achievement—an achievement born from the sweat and inspiration of numerous developers over many years.

"One of the joys of open-source technology is just that: it's open source! On a system as large as MySQL, taking a look at the source code gives you a true understanding of the dilemmas faced by the developers over the course of the software evolution..."

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