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Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Doom of Multiple Storage Engines

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 …

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Percona Server 5.0.90-build21

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 …

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Debugging problems with row based replication

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 …

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How much memory Innodb Dictionary can take ?

The amount of memory Innodb will require for its data dictionary depends on amount of tables you have as well as number of fields and indexes. Innodb allocates this memory once table is accessed and …

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Checking for a live database connection considered harmful

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 …

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What is a Performance Model for SSDs?

Here are the slides and video for my MySQL UC ignite talk on measuring the performance of SSDs. You can find this talk and other mostly technical material here. This research was funded in part …

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Goal-Driven Performance Optimization white-paper available

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 …

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