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Percona Server 5.5.8 Beta Release

 | February 16, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

It’s finally here! Percona Server Percona Server 5.5.8-20.0 is now available for download. This is a beta release of Percona’s enhancements to the MySQL 5.5.8 server. Here are some highlights: Performance and scalability improvements throughout the server and storage engine Optimizations for flash storage such as SSD, Virident, and FusionIO Optimizations for cloud computing The […]

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3 Common Rails + MySQL Mistakes

 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

This is a cross-posting of an article we wrote for Engine Yard: Rails makes database interaction so simple that it’s easy to forget that the database isn’t always happy with what Rails does to it. Here are three leading mistakes that hurt many Rails applications. » Read the rest at Engine Yard’s blog. While you’re […]

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Team Percona back from Cancun, Mexico

 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

All Perconians are back home after spending January 19-25 near Cancun, Mexico for our fourth annual company meeting. A total of 60 people gathered at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa on the Maya Riviera. 39 were Percona employees and 21 were family and guests. Earlier Percona gatherings were held in Egypt (2007), Turkey (2008), […]

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 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

I gave a talk entitled “How to Index Massive Data Sets Quickly” at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center. The event was hosted at the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) and was jointly supported by NYSTAR and the Stony Brook Sensor CAT. The audience was composed primarily of technologists in the area. While many of […]

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Moving Subtrees in Closure Table Hierarchies

 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

Many software developers find they need to store hierarchical data, such as threaded comments, personnel org charts, or nested bill-of-materials. Sometimes it’s tricky to do this in SQL and still run efficient queries against the data. I’ll be presenting a webinar for Percona on February 28 at 9am PST. I’ll describe several solutions for storing […]

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Basic performance and diagnostic tools on Solaris

 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Much has been written about tools to inspect Linux systems, and much has been written about Solaris’s Big Important Tools such as DTrace. But I don’t recall seeing much in the MySQL blogs about basic tools to find one’s way around a Solaris system and discover the system, get fundamental performance, configuration, and status information, […]

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