MySQL System Architecture
May 21, 2007[From Developer.com]
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 achievementan achievement born from the sweat and inspiration of numerous developers over many years.
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