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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Getting MySQL to use full key length

There is one bug, or “missing feature” in MySQL Optimizer which may give you hard time causing performance problems which may be hard to track down, it is using only part of the index when …

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Linux IO Schedulers and MySQL

Found a great article about Linux IO Schedulers today which is quite interesting. It goes in details about schedulers and explains in which of workloads which of schedulers is best. The interesting thing this article …

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Making MySQL Replication Parallel

Kevin Burton writes about making MySQL Replication Parallel. Many of us have been beaten by the fact MySQL Replication is single threaded so in reality it is only able to use only single CPU and …

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TMP_TABLE_SIZE and MAX_HEAP_TABLE_SIZE

We all know disk based temporary tables are bad and you should try to have implicit temporary tables created in memory where possible, do to it you should increase tmp_table_size to appropriate value and avoid …

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MySQL Binaries availability

It looks like it looks like there are going a lot of discussions about future of MySQL Community Binaries, see for example this post and Kaj’s clarifications. Obviously now it grew to a lot of …

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INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE and REPLACE INTO

Jonathan Haddad writes about REPLACE INTO and INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE. Really, Why MySQL has both of these, especially both are non ANSI SQL extensions ? The story here seems to be the following …

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Performance impact of complex queries

What is often underestimated is impact of MySQL Performance by complex queries on large data sets(ie some large aggregate queries) and batch jobs. It is not rare to see queries which were taking milliseconds to …

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Speaking at MySQL Users Conference 2007

Just got email from Jay today about two of my talks being accepted to MySQL Users Conference 2007 “MySQL Server Settings Tuning” and “MySQL Performance Cookbook”. This is great as MySQL Conferences are always fun …

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Some of our articles are translated to Russian

A friend pointed out to me number of our our articles were translated and included in PHPInside.RU – electronic magazine about PHP and surrounding technologies which of course include MySQL. You can download PDF for …

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Binaries of MySQL 5.0.33 Community release for AMD64 / EM64T

Update 3 June 2008: We have removed the builds below, since they are quite obsolete and no one has posted comments about them since more than a year ago. Great news are MySQL finally released …

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