October 21, 2014

Percona is hiring a consultant

We’re hiring. We are looking for the following qualifications: Expert knowledge of MySQL. Not just “certified” — years of production experience with it. You need to know server internals, for example. You need to be able to do anything from optimizing difficult queries to moving high-volume services between data centers without interruption. Expert knowledge of […]

What do we optimize with mk-query-digest ?

When we’re looking at mk-query-digest report we typically look at the Queries causing the most impact (sum of the query execution times) as well as queries having some longest samples. Why are we looking at these ? Queries with highest Impact are important because looking at these queries and optimizing them typically helps to improve […]

Battle around MySQL heats up

As the deadline for EC to decide if Oracle can acquire Sun and hence MySQL is coming up the tensions seems to heat up. Monty posts his open letter calling for help lobbying EC to stop Oracle from buying MySQL .

There will be no separate Percona Performance Conference in April 2010

Now that O’Reilly has announced they’re going to have a MySQL conference independently of Sun/MySQL, we have decided not to proceed with plans for our own Performance Conference. We are participating in the O’Reilly conference, and we will do everything possible to make that a great success for everyone. See you there!

Redis Benchmarks on FusionIO (Round 1)

Peter took a look at Redis some time ago; and now, with the impending 1.2 release and a slew of new features, I thought it time to look again.

xtrabackup-1.0

Dear Community, As of today release 1.0 is available. In this release there are following changes: Changelog: XtraBackup is ported to Windows. The .MSI package as well as .tar.gz is available for 32 bit platform Be more verbose on reporting scp errors Fixed bugs: Bug #463691 in Percona-XtraBackup: “innobackupex-1.5.1 –help goes to STDERR” Bug #463709 […]

Why delayed flushing can result in less work

I can think of at least two major reasons why systems delay flushing changes to durable storage: 1. So they can do the work when it’s more convenient. 2. So they can do less work in total. Let’s look at how the second property can be true.

FusionIO – time for benchmarks

I posted about FusionIO couple times RAID vs SSD vs FusionIO and Testing FusionIO: strict_sync is too strict…. The problem was that FusionIO did not provide durability or results were too bad in strict mode, so I lost interest FusionIO for couple month. But I should express respect to FusionIO team, they did not ignore […]

How many partitions can you have ?

I had an interesting case recently. The customer dealing with large MySQL data warehouse had the table which was had data merged into it with INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements. The performance was extremely slow. I turned out it is caused by hundreds of daily partitions created for this table. What is the most […]

Effect of adaptive_flushing

I recently had the chance to witness the effects of innodb_adaptive_flushing on the performance of InnoDB Plugin 1.0.5 in the wild, which Yasufumi wrote about previously here and here. The server in question was Solaris 10 with 8 disk RAID10 and 2 32GB SSDs used for ZIL and L2ARC, 72G RAM and 40G buffer pool. […]