Monthly Archives: August 2009

5.0.84-build18 Percona binaries

Dear Community, The 18-th build of MySQL server with Percona patches is available now. Comparing to the previous release it has following new features: The build is based on MySQL-5.0.84 Fixed the issue with CLIENT_STATISTICS …

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Sphinx at MySQL Meetup at San Francisco

I will be presenting at upcoming MySQL Meetup at San Francisco this Thursday, August 13. I will talk about Sphinx covering the new cool features this search engine has as well as showing the demo …

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NILFS – may be not yet

Inspired by NILFS: A File System to Make SSDs Scream and some customers asked if they should try NILFS on their SSD disks I decided to run quick tests to see how it performs. Installation …

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Dissection of EC2 / EBS volume

So during preparation of XtraDB template for EC2 I wanted to understand what IO characteristics we can expect from EBS volume ( I am speaking about single volume, not RAID as in my previous post). …

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EC2/EBS single and RAID volumes IO benchmark

During preparation of Percona-XtraDB template to run in RightScale environment, I noticed that IO performance on EBS volume in EC2 cloud is not quite perfect. So I have spent some time benchmarking volumes. Interesting part …

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Announcing TokuDB 2.1.0

Tokutek® announces the release the release of the TokuDB storage engine for MySQL®, version 2.1.0. This release offers the following improvements over our previous release: Faster indexing of sequential keys. Faster bulk loads on tables …

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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

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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 …

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Better Primary Keys, a Benefit to TokuDB’s Auto Increment Semantics

In our last post, Bradley described how auto increment works in TokuDB. In this post, I explain one of our implementation’s big benefits, the ability to combine better primary keys with clustered primary keys. In …

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XtraDB has been commited to MariaDB

If you do not follow MariaDB development, I want to head up XtraDB has been commited to MariaDB server and will be included in binary releases of MariaDB (scheduled on end of August – September) …

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