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Fix of InnoDB/XtraDB scalability of rollback segment

 | January 18, 2009 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Percona Software

Recently I wrote about InnoDB scalability on 24-core box, and we made research of scalability problems in sysbench write workload (benchmark emulates intensive insert/delete queries). By our results the problem is in concurrency on rollback segment, which by default is single and all transactions are serialized accessing to segment. Fortunately InnoDB internally has mechanism to […]

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Dropping unused indexes

 | January 15, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Vadim wrote some time ago about how to find unused indexes with single query. I was working on the system today and found hundreds of unused indexes on dozens of tables so just dropping indexes manually did not look fun. So I extended Vadim’s query to generate ALTER TABLE statements automatically. I also made it […]

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Some little known facts about Innodb Insert Buffer

 | January 13, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Despite being standard Innodb feature forever Insert Buffers remains some kind of mysterious thing for a lot of people, so let me try to explain thing a little bit. Innodb uses insert buffer to “cheat” and not to update index leaf pages when at once but “buffer” such updates so several updates to the same […]

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Percona welcomes Ryan Lowe and Vladimir Fedorkov

 | January 13, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

As we’ve said before, the Percona team just keeps growing. This time around, I’m pleased to welcome Ryan and Vladimir.

Ryan Lowe initially joined us from Florida (USA) in June. In his …a consultant, DBA (with Oracle, too!), DBA manager, and programmer makes him a great match for Percona‘s clients. He also contributed some improvements to Wordpress, and he blogs here and on Pablowe.

…and Ryan, a big welcome — we are fortunate indeed you’re working with us. And… go team!

PS: I can’t help but triple-dip, and point out that our own Ewen Fortune has …

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Should you move from MyISAM to Innodb ?

 | January 12, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

There is significant portion of customers which are still using MyISAM when they come to us, so one of the big questions is when it is feasible to move to Innodb and when staying on MyISAM is preferred ? I generally prefer to see Innodb as the main storage engine because it makes life much […]

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How Percona Develops Open-Source Software

 | January 9, 2009 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Percona has been building and contributing to open-source software since the company was founded, and individually we’ve been doing the same thing for many years.  We think it’s a huge value for our customers and the community. We’re involved in a dozen or so open-source projects, but our three core efforts at the moment are […]

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iiBench Contest Updates

 | January 8, 2009 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

We re-ran iiBench based on Mark Callaghan’s excellent work. We used standard InnoDB engine in MySQL 5.1 without the Google or Percona patches. Our hardware is similar to Mark’s except we used a 6-disk hardware RAID 0, whereas Mark employed a 10-disk software RAID 0. We ran on the same hardware as we did before, […]

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