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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hours remain for Percona Live NYC Early Bird Discount

Just few short hours remain for Early Bird Discount for Percona Live, New York City. This is your last chance to grab the ticket at almost 50% discount, for $129 instead of $259. We have …

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Sysbench with support of multi-tables workload

We just pushed to sysbench support for workload against multiple tables ( traditionally it used only single table). It is available from launchpad source tree lp:sysbench . This is set of LUA scripts for sysbench …

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Scalr and MNPP

Good news for all Percona Software users out there. There are more ways how you can get access to Percona Software. If you’re using Scalr (See also Scalr Project on Google Code) you might be …

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Percona Server 5.5.11-20.2 Stable Release

Percona Server 5.5.11-20.2 is now available for download, including an experimental build for MacOS. Released on April 28, 2011, it is the current stable release in the the 5.5 series. New Features HandlerSocket, a NoSQL …

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The four fundamental performance metrics

There are many ways to slice and aggregate metrics of activity on a system such as MySQL. In the best case, we want to know everything about the system’s activity: we want to know how …

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Effective MySQL, a New York City Meetup

Kudos to Ronald Bradford for creating a new MySQL meetup group in New York city and giving MySQL related talks. The next one is tonight, titled “MySQL Idiosyncrasies That Bite”. Information on it can be …

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Performance Schema overhead

As continuation of my CPU benchmarks it is interesting to see what is scalability limitation in MySQL 5.6.2, and I am going to check that using PERFORMANCE SCHEMA, but before that let’s estimate what is …

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MySQL at Facebook, present and future

Harrison Fisk, from the Facebook database team, will be in New York City delivering the closing keynote at Percona Live next month. He’ll be talking about the present status and future plans for MySQL inside …

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Percona Server and XtraBackup Weekly News, April 25th

Time for our weekly review of the news! The big news this week is that Percona XtraBackup is ready to try out on Windows. Otherwise, there’s just more steady progress. One quick note, sort of …

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Intel Nehalem vs AMD Opteron shootout in sysbench workload

Having two big boxes in our lab, one based Intel Nehalem (Cisco UCS C250) and second on AMD Opteron (Dell PowerEdge R815), I decided to run some simple sysbench benchmark to compare how both CPUs …

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