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Recovery Times – Part Deux

 | January 13, 2010 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

In a follow-up experiment to an earlier post on TokuDB recovery times, I tried to create a better apples-to-apples comparison to InnoDB recovery time. If I measure recovery times when both DBs are doing the same amount of work, TokuDB requires only 2s to recover from a crash, compared to 1020s for InnoDB. Background In […]

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InnoDB, InnoDB-plugin vs XtraDB on fast storage

 | January 13, 2010 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

To continue fun with FusionIO cards, I wanted to check how MySQL / InnoDB performs here. For benchmark I took MySQL 5.1.42 with built-in InnoDB, InnoDB-plugin 1.0.6, and XtraDB 1.0.6-9 ( InnoDB with Percona patches). As benchmark engine I used tpcc-mysql with 1000 warehouses ( which gives around 90GB of data + indexes) on my […]

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FusionIO 320GB MLC benchmarks

 | January 11, 2010 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

After my previous benchmarks of FusionIO 160GB SLC card, FusionIO team sent me for the tests another card, FusionIO 320GB MLC. I should say I really appreciate an opportunity to play with this card and with combination of two cards. This card is also not cheap, the price I can find on is $6,829.99, […]

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Active Cache for MySQL

 | January 10, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

One of the problems I have with Memcache is this cache is passive, this means it only stores cached data. This means application using Memcache has to has to special logic to handle misses from the cache, being careful updating the cache – you may have multiple data modifications happening at the same time. Finally […]

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Star Schema Bechmark: InfoBright, InfiniDB and LucidDB

 | January 7, 2010 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

In my previous rounds with DataWarehouse oriented engines I used single table without joins, and with small (as for DW) datasize (see,, Addressing these issues, I took Star Schema Benchmark, which is TPC-H modification, and tried run queries against InfoBright, InfiniDB, LucidDB and MonetDB. I did not get results for MonetDB, will […]

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Upgrading MySQL

 | January 5, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Upgrading MySQL Server is a very interesting task as you can approach it with so much different “depth”. For some this is 15 minutes job for others it is many month projects. Why is that ? Performing MySQL upgrade two things should normally worry you. It is Regressions – functionality regressions when what you’ve been […]

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