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Monthly Archives: March 2011

What’s the Big Idea?
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Big Data + Big Ideas = Big Advantage “Big Data” is the new buzzword in IT. Doing a Google search will yield over 1M hits. In Boston, there were two back-to-back Big Data events last …

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Customer, Analysts, Press on TokuDB v5.0
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Customers and Users Ernie Souhrada, Chief IT Architect at Jawa “With the introduction of Hot Schema Changes in TokuDB v5.0, Tokutek makes deriving value out of a large MySQL database simple, giving us the option …

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Using Flexviews – part one, introduction to materialized views

If you know me, then you probably have heard of Flexviews. If not, then it might not be familiar to you. I’m giving a talk on it at the MySQL 2011 CE, and I figured …

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile
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The Big Data Opportunity “What if you could analyze every transaction, capture insights from every customer interaction, and didn’t have to wait for months to get data from the field?”- McKinsey Column, Financial Times Despite …

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Product Overview: TokuDB v5.0
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TokuDB v5 Overview

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Two quick site updates: videos online; Kindle edition

Two notes for readers. First, we have been publishing a great deal of video material on our companion site Percona.TV. This includes our recordings from past conferences, user group meetings, screencasts, and most recently our …

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How Percona strives to remain neutral and independent

Many of the prominent companies in the MySQL ecosystem are Percona customers, including hardware manufacturers, software developers, hosted service providers, and appliance developers. We perform paid and unpaid research on their products, and we publish …

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Virtualization and IO Modes = Extra Complexity

It has taken a years to get a proper integration between operating system kernel, device driver and hardware to get behavior with caches and IO modes correctly. I remember us having a lot of troubles …

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What Causes Downtime in MySQL?

We’ve just published a new white paper analyzing the causes of emergency incidents filed by our customers. The numbers contradict the urban myth that bad SQL is the most common problem in databases. There are …

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Choosing an appropriate benchmark length

The duration of a benchmark is an important factor that helps determine how meaningful it is. Most systems have some “burstable capacity,” and this can influence the results a lot. You can see this in …

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