September 23, 2014

Announcing Percona Training Workshops for InnoDB and XtraDB

Today, we are announcing that we’re ready to offer training for InnoDB and XtraDB in Santa Clara and San Francisco.  The course was developed by Morgan Tocker with input from all our team – and covers a lot of the performance problems we run through in our consulting practice. The Details: 14th Sept – Santa […]

European and North American Training Schedule Announced

Ensuring that everyone has a chance to attend Percona’s training for MySQL, we are announcing the following dates for Europe. You can always find the current schedule at Percona Training. The dates for Europe are: Live Virtual Training: Developer Training for MySQL Begins Monday, August 27, 2012 , 9am – 11am, Greenwich Mean Time Madrid, España Begins Monday, […]

Announcing Percona Live MySQL London

Looking for a great opportunity to share your MySQL knowledge with the MySQL community? Here is your chance. Percona is happy to announce that the dates of the Percona Live MySQL London Conference have been set for Dec. 3-4, 2012. Call for speakers is underway and will be open until August 17th, 2012. The conference […]

Percona Training in London and Frankfurt

For those that missed it – last week we added training in Frankfurt and London to our website.  This includes our new Operations Training announced in September. (While in Europe, we’d love to speak at your meetup group on Percona Server and/or MySQL Optimization.  If you’re a meetup organizer in London or Paris, please feel […]

Announcing Training for Operations Teams

We’re opening up registration for our new training courses today.  In short: we are moving from two days to a new four-day format.  The new additions are created by: Splitting our current InnoDB day in half. We now have one day for DBAs, and one day just on InnoDB topics. A new Operations Day – covering […]

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 […]

InnoDB/XtraDB Training in New York City!

Our Santa Clara/San Francisco training went great – 100% of survey respondents said they would recommend the same course to a friend.  I’m pleased to announce that such an opportunity exists – our next training location will be New York City on October 30, 2009. We’ve booked a training venue in the financial district of […]

A few administrative updates

I wanted to write a few administrative updates in one so I didn’t spam everyone’s feed readers too much. Here we go: We’ve had reports of some lost comments.  We reported this via Twitter a while ago, but thought it was fixed.  We’ll try and pay more attention to spam filtering, but we wanted to […]

Why you don’t want to shard.

Note: This blog post is part 1 of 4 on building our training workshop.

The Percona training workshop will not cover sharding. If you follow our blog, you’ll notice we don’t talk much about the subject; in some cases it makes sense, but in many we’ve seen that it causes architectures to be prematurely complicated.

So let me state it: You don’t want to shard.

Optimize everything else first, and then if performance still isn’t good enough, it’s time to take a very bitter medicine. The reason you need to shard basically comes down to one of these two reasons