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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pacemaker, please meet NDB Cluster or using Pacemaker/Heartbeat to start a NDB Cluster

Customers have always asked me to make NDB Cluster starts automatically upon startup of the servers. For the ones who know NDB Cluster, it is tricky to make it starts automatically. I know at least …

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OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010
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OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010 will be held at the Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15-17, 2010. The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry and was completed in 2005. The Stata Center houses CSAIL …

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Is your server’s performance about to degrade?

I’ve been talking and writing a bit lately about the scaling problems I’m seeing on fast servers running lots of queries. As a rough guide, I’m seeing this in servers running 20k queries per second …

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FlashCache: more benchmarks

Previously I covered simple case with FlashCache, when data fits into cache partitions, now I am trying to test when data is bigger than cache. But before test setup let me address some concern (which …

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Improved spam blocking solution for our blog

We have had been using Akismet as our primary antispam tool for quite a while.  It works okay, but recently we have started to get the feeling we need a better solution. With Akismet were …

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Joining on range? Wrong!

The problem I am going to describe is likely to be around since the very beginning of MySQL, however unless you carefully analyse and profile your queries, it might easily go unnoticed. I used it …

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mysql_upgrade and Innodb Tables

Upgrading from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL 5.1 or Percona Server 5.1 you may run into issues with mysql_upgrade – it will identify some tables to be upgraded and will attempt to run REPAIR TABLE for …

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OpenSQL (2009 Portland) talk on an Open Storage Engine API
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I just spotted the youtube video of my OpenSQL Camp (Portland 2009) talk on An Open Storage Engine API. I talked about some of technical issues for implementing storage engines across many SQL front ends, …

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Two Types of MySQL Users

In comments to my previous post I got number number of comments saying if MySQL would not have multiple storage engine interface it would not allow people to do various very cool stuff. And I …

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FlashCache: first experiments

I wrote about FlashCache there, and since that I run couple benchmarks, to see what performance benefits we can expect. For initial tries I took sysbench oltp tests ( read-only and read-write) and case when …

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