Database Engines Crash Course

MyISAM, Aria, InnoDB, XtraDB, LevelDB & RocksDB
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (30 ratings)
6,785 students
Database Engines Crash Course
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (30 ratings)
6,785 students
Difference between Database Management System, Database Engine and Embedded database
Database Engines such as MyISAM, InnoDB, RocksDB, LevelDB and More
Benefits of Using one database engine over the other
Switching Database Engines with MySQL


  • Basic understanding of database systems

Database engines or storage engines or sometimes even called embedded databases is software library that a database management software uses to store data on disk and do CRUD (create update delete) Embedded means move everything in one software no network client-server. In this video course I want to go through the few popular database engines, explain the differences between them and finally I want to spin up a database and change its engine and show the different features on each engine

Who this course is for:
  • Software Engineers and Database Engineers
4 sections • 12 lectures • 1h 3m total length
  • Introduction
  • What is a Database Engine?
  • MyISAM
  • Aria
  • InnoDB
  • XtraDB
  • SQLite
  • BerkeleyDB
  • LevelDB
  • RocksDB
  • Most Popular Database Engines
  • Switching Database Engine with mySQL

Software Engineer, Author
Hussein Nasser
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 876 Reviews
  • 36,715 Students
  • 7 Courses

My name is Hussein and I’m a software engineer. Ever since my uncle gave me my first programming book in 1998 (Learn programming with Visual Basic 2) I discovered that software is my passion. I started my blog, and YouTube channel as an outlet to talk about software.

Using software to solve interesting problems is one of the fascinating things I really enjoy. Feel free to contact me on my social media channels to tell your software story, ask questions or share interesting problems. I would love to hear it!

I also specialize in the field of geographic information systems (or GIS). I helped many organizations in different countries implement the GIS technology and wrote custom apps to fit their use cases and streamline their workflows since 2005. I wrote five books on Esri ArcGIS technology, recorded over two hundred YouTube videos and software tutorials being watched until this day and started a software engineer podcast in 2018. I've been an engineer at Esri building cool GIS technologies since 2015.