November 1, 2014

Announcing New Training Venues for May-August

We’ve just launched training for London, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Orlando, Columbus, Dallas, San Diego, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago & Washington DC.  This is in addition to Los Angeles, Raleigh & Toronto – which had previously been scheduled. If you organize a meetup group in one of these cities, get in touch.  In […]

Community Events February-March

February and March as busy months for Community events.  There’s MySQL University, Fosdem, the Seattle MySQL Meetup & Confoo.ca.

When should you store serialized objects in the database?

A while back Friendfeed posted a blog post explaining how they changed from storing data in MySQL columns to serializing data and just storing it inside TEXT/BLOB columns. It seems that since then, the technique has gotten more popular with Ruby gems now around to do this for you automatically.

2010 Percona Training Schedule

After a nice long vacation, it’s time to unveil our destinations for public classes in 2010.  We are now offering a course for Developers as well as DBAs.  The dates are: Seattle 16 February San Francisco 18-19 February Boston 22-23 February New York City 25-26 February Montréal 8-9 March Denver 15-16 March Chicago 18-19 March […]

Getting around optimizer limitations with an IN() list

There was a discussion on LinkedIn one month ago that caught my eye: Database search by “within x number of miles” radius? Anyone out there created a zipcode database and created a “search within x numer of miles” function ? Thankful for any tips you can throw my way.. J A few people commented that […]

Paul McCullagh answers your questions about PBXT

Following on from our earlier announcement, Paul McCullagh has responded with the answers to your questions – as well as a few I gathered from other Percona folks, and attendees of OpenSQL Camp. Thank you Paul! What’s the “ideal” use case for the PBXT engine, and how does it compare in performance?  When would I […]

Chicago & Atlanta -last two training locations of the year

A final update on training for this year – registration for InnoDB/XtraDB training in Chicago (8th December) and Atlanta (10th December) are now open. While in Atlanta I’ll be giving a talk at the Atlanta PHP User Group on Optimizing MySQL Performance (details to be posted to their website shortly).  If you’re in Chicago and […]

Interviews for InfiniDB and TokuDB are next

I forwarded on a list of questions about PBXT to Paul McCullagh today.  While Paul’s busy answering them, I’d like to announce that Robert Dempsey (InfiniDB storage engine) and Bradley C. Kuszmaul (TokuDB storage engine) have also accepted an interview. If you have any questions about either storage engine, please post them here by Friday […]

“Shard early, shard often”

I wrote a post a while back that said why you don’t want to shard.  In that post that I tried to explain that hardware advances such as 128G of RAM being so cheap is changing the point at which you need to shard, and that the (often omitted) operational issues created by sharding can […]

Would you like to ask a question about PBXT?

In the next week, I’ll be interviewing Paul McCullagh, the architect behind the PBXT storage engine. If you have any questions for Paul, please post them here by Monday 16th November. Note: The idea for this interview was inspired by a previous interview with Heikki Tuuri – creator of InnoDB. You can see the answers […]