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The Doom of Multiple Storage Engines

 | May 8, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

One of the big “Selling Points” of MySQL is support for Multiple Storage engines, and from the glance view it is indeed great to provide users with same top level SQL interface allowing them to store their data many different way. As nice as it sounds the in theory this benefit comes at very significant […]

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Percona Server 5.0.90-build21

 | May 7, 2010 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

Dear Community, Percona Server 5.0.90, release 21 is available for use. Comparing to the previous release it has following new features: The build is based on MySQL-5.0.90 Fixed bugs: Fixed Bug #539190 Percona-XtraDB package doesn’t allow libmysqlclient15off Fixed Bug #479106 mysql-5.0.87 + patches-5.0.86 compile fail in ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) Fixed tests mysql, mysql_upgrade, ssl* See […]

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Debugging problems with row based replication

 | May 6, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MySQL 5.1 introduces row based binary logging. In fact, the default binary logging format in GA versions of MySQL 5.1 is ‘MIXED’ STATEMENT*;   The binlog_format  variable can still be changed per sessions which means it is possible that some of your binary log entries will be written in a row-based fashion instead of the […]

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Checking for a live database connection considered harmful

 | May 5, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

It is very common for me to look at a customer’s database and notice a lot of overhead from checking whether a database connection is active before sending a query to it. This comes from the following design pattern, written in pseudo-code:

Many of the popular development platforms do something similar to this. Two […]

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Goal-Driven Performance Optimization white-paper available

 | May 4, 2010 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

If you were at last month’s MySQL conference, you might have seen a small flyer we were distributing, titled “A brief introduction to Goal-Driven Performance Optimization.” This is a super-compressed technical introduction to one of the methods we use to solve problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. We’ve just posted this on a new […]

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