I forwarded on a list of questions about PBXT to Paul McCullagh today.Â While Paul’s busy answering them, I’d like to announce that Robert Dempsey (InfiniDB storage engine) and Bradley C. Kuszmaul (TokuDB storage engine) have also accepted an interview. If you have any questions about either storage engine, please post them here […]Read more
I wrote a post a while back that said why you don’t want to shard.Â In that post that I tried to explain that hardware advances such as 128G of RAM being so cheap is changing the point at which you need to shard, and that the (often omitted) operational issues created by sharding […]Read more
When I did NDB Cluster engagements, it happened a few time that I had to cover the NDB API. Once, a customer asked an example on how to perform a simple scan. Remembering that some examples are within the NDB source tree, under ./storage/ndb/ndbapi-examples/ and I decided to take a look, why […]Read more
In the last 2 blog posts about High Availability for MySQL we have introduced definitions and provided a list of ( questions that you need to ask yourself before choosing a HA solution. In this new post, we will cover what is the most popular HA solution for MySQL, replication.
In the next week, I’ll be interviewing Paul McCullagh, the architect behind the PBXT storage engine. If you have any questions for Paul, please post them here by Monday 16th November.
Note: The idea for this interview was inspired by a previous interview with Heikki Tuuri – creator of InnoDB. You can see […]
This is part 3 of my Tyrant extra’s, part 1 focused on durability, part 2 focused on the perceived performance wall.
#3.Â Tokyo Cabinet Can have only a single writer thread, bottlenecking performance
When writing an application using Tokyo Cabinet only one connection can be opened as a â€œwriterâ€Â while the rest are readers.Â Tyrant allows […]
Continuing my look at Tokyo Tyrant/Cabinet and addressing some of the concerns I have seen people have brought up this is post #2.
#2.Â As your data grows doesÂ Tokyo Cabinet slow down?
Yes your performance can degrade. One obvious performance decrease with a larger datasetÂ is you start to increase the likelihood that your data […]
You know how in addition to the main movie you have extras on the DVD. Extra commentary, bloopers, extra scenes, etc? Well welcome the Tyrant extras. With my previous blog posts I was trying to set-up a case for looking at NOSQL tools, and not meant to be a decision making tool. Each solution […]Read more