Monthly Archives - March 2011

What’s the Big Idea?

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 month. On Wednesday in New York, there was another Big Data event.
Of course, everyone has an opinion on Big Data. […]

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Customer, Analysts, Press on TokuDB v5.0

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 to much more easily analyze our data and generate value for our business.”

Sheeri Cabral, Database Operations Manager […]

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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 I should blog about it before then. For those unfamiliar, Flexviews enables you to create and […]

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile

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 this tremendous opportunity, MySQL implementations are usually kept relatively small, often on the order of 500 GB […]

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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 webinars. (I hate the proprietary formats and silly technical restrictions that the webinar companies impose. […]

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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 blog posts related to their products or services. Independence and objectivity are core Percona values. How […]

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