November 21, 2014

Intel 320 SSD read performance

(this is cross-post from http://www.percona.com/blog/) While PCI-e Flash cards show great performance, I am often asked about alternatives, as price for PCI-e cards is still significant and not acceptable for small companies and startups. Intel 320 SSD appears to be a popular drive with a quite acceptable price. I wrote about write performance of these […]

Reasons for MySQL Replication Lag

One common theme in the questions our MySQL Support customers ask is MySQL Replication Lag. The story is typically along the lines everything is same as before and for some unknown reason the slave is started to lag and not catching up any more. I always smile at “nothing has changed” claim as it usually […]

Percona Server 5.1.57 with Galera 0.8.1

Codership team announced availability of MySQL/Galera 0.8.1, which is minor release, but actually it has bunch of improvements that makes Galera replication more user friendly (there are many bugs fixed, reported by me personally, what annoyed me a lot). As part of my evaluation activity I ported MySQL/Galera 0.8.1 to Percona Server/Galera 0.8.1 and you […]

How Innodb Contention may manifest itself

Even though multiple fixes have been implemented in Percona Server and MySQL 5.5, there are still workloads in which case mutex (or rw-lock) contention is a performance limiting factor, helped by ever growing number of cores available in the systems. It is interesting though the contention may manifest itself in the different form from the […]

What’s required to tune MySQL?

I got a serendipitous call (thanks!) yesterday asking what would be needed to tune[1] a database for better performance. It is a question that I hear often, but I never thought about answering it in public. Here’s a consolidated version of what I explained during our conversation.

Percona Xtrabackup 1.6.2 released!

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 1.6.2 on 25 July, 2011 (Downloads are available here and from thePercona Software Repositories). This release is purely composed of bug fixes and is the current stable release of Percona Xtrabackup. All of Percona’s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release and […]

Percona Live London!

The first Percona Live Conferences in San Francisco and New York were such wonderful successes that we have been inspired to take it across the ocean into the UK. We are therefore proud to announce that our next Percona Live Conference will be held London October 24-25, 2011 . Registration is now open and we […]

Server Outages at Percona

On Saturday July 16, Percona suffered a catastrophic failure of three disks on our primary web server. This was compounded by unexpected problems in recovery from our backups arising from staff changes. The net result is that several Percona web properties were offline from several hours to several days and that our cleanup continues. Interruptions […]

Percona Server 5.1 with Galera replication

As you may know I closely follow Galera replication development, and right now I am evaluating how it performs in our benchmarks. Of course my closest interest is Percona Server, so I made port of Galera from MySQL/InnoDB-plugin to Percona Server 5.1.57. Right now it is only in source code https://code.launchpad.net/~vadim-tk/percona-server/percona-galera-5.1.57, but it brings couple […]

Testing the Group Commit Fix

As you may know, Kristian Nielsen made a fix for the Group Commit Problem which we many times wrote about. The fix came into MariaDB 5.3 and Mark Callaghan tested it recently . We ported this patch to Percona Server (it is not in the main branch yet), and here are the results of my […]