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Re: Can there be a better storage engine API?


Thanks for your response.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Zardosht Kasheff <zardosht@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> I've worked on the TokuDB storage engine for quite a while now. I have
> had many experiences over the years, so I guess it's hard to know
> where to begin. I guess I will start small, and if the conversation
> evolves, I can contribute more thoughts. I think the current API is
> really good, as evidenced by the fact that many storage engines have
> used it to plug into MySQL. The two areas that I see we can really
> benefit from are the following:

Many were written in the long-ago past. Besides TokuDB how many new storage
engines have reached GA in the past decade? I worked on a custom storage
engine and I am sure others have done the same, but there hasn't been much
innovation in the public. Aria is also GA, but that was written by people
who know and wrote parts of the API, so it isn't a sign that the API is
something people want to use.

Was TokuMX easier to implement than TokuDB?

Mark Callaghan

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