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Scaling MySQL Deployments With Percona Server and Virident tachIOn Drives

February, 2011

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

Shridar Subramanian

Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Virident

Vadim Tkachenko


Vadim leads Percona's Development group which produces the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB, and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in LAMP performance, especially optimizing MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware using his multi-threaded programming background. Source code patches authored by Vadim have been incorporated by Oracle Corporation and its predecessors into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. At Percona, Vadim also designs no-gimmicks benchmark tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases.

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