Giving a talk in Zurich

I’m visiting customer in Zurich next week and also was invited to give a talk on MySQL Performance Wednesday November 21. If you’re in the area please feel free to drop by I’ll start by talking about Query Optimization and we’ll keep it interactive to see what else audience would like to know.

10+ Ways to Crash or Overload MySQL

People are sometimes contacting me and asking about bugs like this which provide a trivial way to crash MySQL to the user with basic privileges and asking me what to do. My answer to them is – there is nothing new to it and they just sit should back and relax Really – there are […]

Innodb Undelete and Sphinx Support

At Percona we are pleased to announce couple of services which should be helpful to MySQL Community and which are not offered by MySQL, Oracle and other companies I know about. First we now do Data Recovery for MySQL. We’re mainly focused on Innodb with this one because it has distinct page structure which allows […]

Filtered MySQL Replication

To get this straight – I’m not a big fan of filtered or partial MySQL Replication (as of version MySQL 5.0) – there is enough gotchas with replication itself and getting things right with filtering can get quite bumpy road. In some applications however it is very helpful so lets see what one should do […]

Choosing innodb_buffer_pool_size

My last post about Innodb Performance Optimization got a lot of comments choosing proper innodb_buffer_pool_size and indeed I oversimplified things a bit too much, so let me write a bit better description. Innodb Buffer Pool is by far the most important option for Innodb Performance and it must be set correctly. I’ve seen a lot […]

Nginx Powers Hulu.com ?

Look at this post recently published on TechCrunch – It is ugly standard 404 error message, but what is interesting is the server line which shows nginx 0.5.32 I have checked and indeed images served from assets.hulu.com have nginx server in response header. This would be the first site of this (planned) scale to run […]