[ensembl-dev] Ensembl MySQL Database Engine

Alessandro Vullo avullo at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Nov 7 09:53:17 GMT 2017

Hi Chuck,

yes, we're actually considering switching to InnoDB and are in the 
process of testing the migration to this engine. Unfortunately, we 
cannot anticipate when exactly the move will occur, it'll be some time 
next year.

Hope that helps,


On 06/11/17 21:01, Chuck Lynch wrote:
> Hi Dev Team,
> I’m working with a client in the Boston area that has run into some 
> problems using the Ensembl MySQL MyISAM database Engine.  Have you 
> considered using the InnoDB engine for Ensembl?  MyISAM is older 
> technology and will likely be replaced by InnoDB in the future.  It 
> would save us a lot of time by obviating the need to convert to the 
> InnoDB engine.

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