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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is VoltDB really as scalable as they claim?

Before I begin, a disclaimer. VoltDB is not a customer, and did not pay Percona or me to investigate VoltDB’s scalability or publish this blog post. More disclaimers at the end. Short version: VoltDB is …

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Percona Server Scales Vertically with Virident tachIOn Drives

We’ve published a new white paper that explains how to stop sharding and start scaling vertically with PCI-E flash drives, specifically the Virident tachIOn drive, which offers consistent, low-latency IO performance. I’ve been beating this …

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Percona welcomes Alexey Kopytov

Percona is pleased to extend a belated welcome to Alexey Kopytov. He actually joined us back in November, 2010, but we somehow overlooked blogging then about his switch from Oracle to Percona. Alexey has over …

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Percona Server and XtraBackup weekly news, February 26th

Percona Server has a new logo:

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Friends of Percona Get 20% Off at the MySQL Conference!

We have a special Friends of Percona discount code that you can use to get 20% off of registration at the MySQL conference in April: mys11pkb. If you click the image to the left, or …

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Tokutek CEO talks to Wikibon about Big Data and MySQL
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John Partridge, President and CEO of Tokutek, sits down to talk about MySQL performance and scalability with the Wikibon Project’s Dave Vellante at last week’s MassTLC Big Data Summit. http://siliconangle.tv/video/tokutek-ceo-discusses-big-data-and-scaling-mysql

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Death match! EBS versus SSD price, performance, and QoS

Is it a good idea to deploy your database into the cloud? It depends. I have seen it work well many times, and cause trouble at other times. In this blog post I want to …

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Percona Server and XtraBackup weekly news, February 19th

This week’s announcement is short: last week was pretty much all-hands-on-deck for our first 5.5.8 release. Still, it wasn’t ALL about the new release: The beta release of Percona Server 5.5.8 is out! More details …

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The Data is Coming! The Data is Coming!
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This was an interesting week for data discussions in the Boston area. There were two back-to-back events this week — Big Data on Wednesday night hosted by TiE Boston and Channeling the Big Data Tsunami …

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How to syntax-check your my.cnf file

For a long time I’ve used a little trick to check whether there are syntax errors in a server’s my.cnf file. I do this when I need to shut down and restart the server, and …

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