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    MyISAM vs InnoDB vs Postgres benchmark

    6th October 2011

    For some reason, I believed that MyISAM storage engine should be very fast – faster than InnoDB and Postgres. After all, MyISAM does not support transactions, has no logging, and is overall simpler than “true” storage engines/databases.

    I was surprised to find out that this isn’t true, at least for the specific (simple!) query I’m interested in:

    1. SELECT primary_id FROM tablename WHERE indexed_varchar = %s AND intcol1 < = %d AND intcol2 > %d

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