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  February, 2011
   Baron Schwartz, Shridar Subramanian, Vadim Tkachenko

Scaling MySQL Deployments With Percona Server and Virident tachIOn Drives

Until recently, MySQL and InnoDB were unable to take advantage of high-performance hardware, particularly storage systems. Large-scale deployments made heavy use of so-called horizontal scaling with a technique called sharding — partitioning data across many small-to-midsize servers. Today, MySQL — especially Percona's enhanced version of MySQL, Percona Server with XtraDB — is capable of exercising much more powerful servers and storage systems. As a result, server consolidation and vertical scaling is a viable, and often much more economical, path to high performance with MySQL. This white paper explains how to configure servers for high performance with MySQL and the Virident tachIOn PCIe solid-state storage device.

Baron Schwartz
Vice President of Consulting
CEO - VividCortex

Shridar Subramanian
Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Virident
Mr. Subramanian has over 18 years of experience in senior level marketing and engineering positions with high-technology/high growth companies. Mr. Subramanian received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Bombay, Master's in Computer Science from Penn State University and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Vadim Tkachenko
CTO
Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition. Previously, he founded a web development company in his native Ukraine and spent two years in the High Performance Group within the official MySQL support team. Vadim received a BS in Economics and an MS in computer science from the National Technical University of Ukraine. He now lives in California with his wife and two children.

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