October 2, 2014

Slides from Percona Live,London are now available

We had a lot of great technical presentations at Percona Live, London If you did not have a chance to attend or if you did but could not be at 5 rooms at the same time you can check out slides which have been just made available for download for most of the talks. Enjoy […]

Improved InnoDB fast index creation

One of the serious limitations in the fast index creation feature introduced in the InnoDB plugin is that it only works when indexes are explicitly created using ALTER TABLE or CREATE INDEX. Peter has already blogged about it before, here I’ll just briefly reiterate other cases that might benefit from that feature: when ALTER TABLE […]

Emulating global transaction ID with pt-heartbeat

Global transaction IDs are being considered for a future version of MySQL. A global transaction ID lets you determine a server’s replication position reliably, among other benefits. This is great when you need to switch a replica to another master, or any number of other needs. Sometimes you can’t wait for the real thing, but […]