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White Paper: “Scaling MySQL Deployments Efficiently” from Percona and Virident

 | February 7, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Percona was working closely with Virident on evaluating tachIOn as solution for MySQL, and as result you can find whitepaper “Scaling MySQL Deployments Efficiently Using Virident tachIOn Drives”, available from Virident website. It was done as part of our consulting practice, but all results and numbers are certified by Percona. I personally really enjoyed performance […]

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White Paper: Preventing MySQL Emergencies

 | February 7, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

About a year ago, I started a study of emergency incidents that our customers filed with us. What I found was really surprising, and defied conventional wisdom. I learned a lot about preventing emergencies. I just published the outcome as a white paper, including checklists that you can use and modify for your own servers. […]

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Performance problem with Innodb and DROP TABLE

 | February 3, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

I’ve been working with an application which does a lot of CREATE and DROP table for Innodb tables and we’ve discovered DROP TABLE can take a lot of time and when it happens a lot of other threads stall in “Opening Tables” State. Also contrary to my initial suspect benchmarking create/drop table was CPU bound […]

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Tokutek Founder Named to IOUG MySQL Council

 | February 2, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Bradley Kuszmaul, Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Tokutek, has been appointed to the IOUG’s first MySQL Council. In the announcement on the IUOG website, president Andy Flower spoke highly of the MySQL Council’s new members Sarah Novotny, Sheeri Cabral, Giuseppe Maxia, Rob Wultsch, Matt Yonkovit and Bradley Kuszmaul:  […]

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Upcoming Webinar “Managing Big Data with Percona Server, XtraBackup and Tungsten”

 | February 2, 2011 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

On February 10, We will be giving a webinar “Managing Big Data with Percona Server, XtraBackup and Tungsten”. This is joint Continuent and Percona Webinar with full description: Big data is a big problem for growing SaaS businesses and large web applications. In this webinar, we’ll teach you how to set up Percona Server, XtraBackup, […]

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