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Monthly Archives: May 2011

What’s a good buffer pool read/write ratio?

At Percona Live last week, someone showed me a graph from their Cacti monitoring system, using the templates that I wrote. It was the buffer pool pages read, written, and created. He asked me if …

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Percona Live, NYC

Yesterday, Percona held Percona Live NYC, which they describe as an “intensive one-day MySQL summit.” They meant it. It was like drinking from a firehose. There was too much for me to give a complete …

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Just hours left until Percona Live sells out!

We’re seeing a spike of last-minute ticket sales for Percona Live New York. Meanwhile, we’re assembling bags and unpacking t-shirts at the venue. If you want to come, buy your ticket now — we’re rapidly …

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Never Settle for a “B”

OldSQL DBs based on B-trees have some well-known problems and workarounds. TokuDB is a NewSQL storage engines based on Fractal Tree indexing, so the natural question is how InnoDB practice translates into TokuDB. This post …

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Free Percona Live tickets and Percona Support contract!

Just a couple of announcements for Percona Live: we’re giving away free tickets through Engine Yard, and we’ve arranged our evening open-bar event. For a chance to win a free ticket, check out the guest …

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InnoDB compression woes

InnoDB compression is getting some traction, and I see quite contradictory opinions. Someone has successful deployments in productions, and someone says that compression in current implementation is useless. To get some initial impression about performance …

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Scaling problems still exist in MySQL 5.5 and Percona Server 5.5

MySQL 5.5 and Percona Server 5.5 do not solve all scalability problems even for read only workloads. Workloads which got a lot of attention such as Sysbench and DBT2/TPC-C scale pretty well a they got …

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Flexviews is a working scalable database transactional memory example

http://Flexvie.ws fully implements a method for creating materialized views for MySQL data sets. The tool is for MySQL, but the methods are database agnostic. A materialized view is an analogue of software transactional memory. You …

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The case for getting rid of duplicate “sets”

The most useful feature of the relational database is that it allows us to easily process data in sets, which can be much faster than processing it serially. When the relational database was first implemented, …

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SoMoLo Data

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SoMoLo Data – Social, Mobile, and Local A Review of MassTLC’s “The Global Impact of Mobility” event this past Friday MassTLC celebrated World Enterprise Mobility Day on Friday by hosting an event near MIT on …

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