Monthly Archives - January 2010

New OLAP Wikistat benchmark: Introduction and call for feedbacks

I’ve seen my posts on Ontime Air traffic and Star Schema Benchmark got a lot of interest

Star Schema Bechmark: InfoBright, InfiniDB and LucidDB

Analyzing air traffic performance with InfoBright and MonetDB

Air traffic queries in LucidDB

Air traffic queries in InfiniDB: early alpha

However benchmarks by itself did not cover all cases I would want, so I was thinking about better scenario. The biggest problem is to get real big enough dataset, and I thank to Bradley C. Kuszmaul, he pointed […]

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Percona is hiring a Shift Support Captain

Percona is hiring. As part of our growth process, we introduced the role of the Shift Support Captain in 2009
(see the original announcement here) to
provide customers with a 24×7 technical contact person.
The Shift Support Team dispatches incoming emergencies, assigns new issues, handles or escalates incoming Nagios alerts from some customers, and in general makes […]

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When Should You Store SQL Serialized Data in the Database?

A while back Friendfeed posted a blog post explaining how they changed from storing data in MySQL columns to serializing data and just storing it inside TEXT/BLOB columns. It seems that since then, the technique has gotten more popular with Ruby gems now around to do this for you automatically. (more…)

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2010 Percona Training Schedule

After a nice long vacation, it’s time to unveil our destinations for public classes in 2010.  We are now offering a course for Developers as well as DBAs.  The dates are:

Seattle 16 February
San Francisco 18-19 February
Boston 22-23 February
New York City 25-26 February
Montréal 8-9 March
Denver 15-16 March
Chicago 18-19 March
Washington DC 25-26 March
Los Angeles 19-20 April
Raleigh […]

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XtraDB storage engine release 1.0.6-9

Dear Community,
As of today Release 9 of XtraDB storage engine is available.
The release includes following new features:

The release is base on 1.0.6 version of InnoDB plugin.
MySQL 5.1.42 as a base release
Separate purge thread and LRU dump is implemented (this feature was actually added in Release 8, but somehow it was forgotten)
New patch innodb_relax_table_creation
Added extended […]

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