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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

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!

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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