Monthly Archives - March 2011

InnoDB Flushing: a lot of memory and slow disk

You may have seen in the last couple of weekly news posts that Baron mentioned we are working on a new adaptive flushing algorithm in InnoDB. In fact, we already have three such algorithms in Percona Server (reflex, estimate, keep_average). Why do we need one more? Okay, first let me start by showing the […]

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Hot Column Addition and Deletion Part I – Performance

From 18 hours to 3 seconds!
Hot Column Addition and Deletion (HCAD) Overview
TokuDB v5.0 introduces several features that are new to the MySQL world. In this series of posts, we’re going to present some information on these features: what’s the feature, how does it work under the hood, and how do you get the most […]

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Tokutek’s Chief Scientist Discusses TokuDB v5.0

Running with Big Data
It’s spring here in Boston, though one could hardly tell (still barely hitting 40°F). So, for those stuck indoors working out on the treadmill, or those lucky enough to do a workout outdoors, we’ve got a great podcast. Our Chief Scientist and co-founder Martín Farach-Colton had the privilege of sitting down […]

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What’s up with HandlerSocket?

I’ve presented at two different venues about HandlerSocket recently and the number one question that always arises is:
Why hasn’t HandlerSocket become more popular than it is?
Considering how fast and awesome HandlerSocket is, it’s not seeing as rapid adoption as some might expect. I theorize that there are five reasons for this:
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Percona Server and XtraBackup available on Solaris

I am happy to announce that Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup are now available for the Solaris platform!

You can download the latest Percona Server 5.1.55-12.6 stable release from our download area.
As for Percona XtraBackup, we made Solaris binaries for the upcoming XtraBackup-1.6 release, and they are available from “pre-release” directory.

There are couple features not […]

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Using Flexviews – part two, change data capture

In my previous post I introduced materialized view concepts. This post begins with an introduction to change data capture technology and describes some of the ways in which it can be leveraged for your benefit. This is followed by a description of FlexCDC, the change data capture tool included with Flexviews. […]

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