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InnoDB is a storage engine for the database management system MySQL. MySQL 5.5 and later use it by default. It provides the standard ACID-compliant transaction features, along with foreign key support (Declarative Referential Integrity). It is included as standard in most binaries distributed by MySQL AB, the exception being some OEM versions.
InnoDB became a product of Oracle Corporation after its acquisition of Finland-based Innobase Oy in October 2005. The software is dual licensed; it is distributed under the GNU General Public License, but can also be licensed to parties wishing to combine InnoDB in proprietary software.
Percona Server, as well as versions of MariaDB below 10.2, use a fork of InnoDB called XtraDB by default. XtraDB is maintained by Percona. Oracle InnoDB's changes are regularly imported into XtraDB, and some bug fixes and extra features are added.
- Both SQL and XA transactions
- Foreign keys
- Full text search indexes, since MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 10.0
- Spatial operations, following the OpenGIS standard
- Virtual columns, only in MariaDB
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- "Oracle Announces the Acquisition of Open Source Software Company, Innobase". Oracle Corporation. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
- "Licensing MySQL and InnoDB". InnoDB.com. Retrieved 2008-07-31.