Friday, April 28, 2006

Jim outlines Falcon

Jim outlined Falcon at the MySQL user conference. All the Firebird concepts are in place: single file paged storage, indexes hold no data, self-tuning, multi-versioning, careful write, etc. The main design difference with Firebird is that record versions are kept in memory, with overflow to disk, i.e. the 'sweeper' thread is replaced by a 'writer' thread. Falcon is due to appear in Q3, which makes it a 90-day project .. just like Vulcan.

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