We have mostly finalized the Percona Live schedule at this point, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to introduce who’s going to be speaking and what they’ll cover. A brief explanation first: we’ve personally recruited the speakers, which is why it has been a slow process to finalize and get abstracts […]Read more
I started going over the slides from talks from MySQL Conference and Expo 2011 to pick set of must see presentations and publish the list, but this is not happening due to lack of time. Instead I’m only going to recommend 1 talk, from list of tutorials I had a chance to review. […]Read more
On 10th May at 9 AM PST I will be giving a webinar about Percona XtraBackup. If you can not attend this time, recorded session will be available soon after webinar.
We always want to store our data in safe way, keep it consistent and be prepared for any kinds of disaster. Every DBA carries […]
Percona is sponsoring RailsConf again this year, and we’ll be at booth #110 in the expo hall. Use our discount code to save 20% off the ticket price: rc11mysql. We hope to see you there! (Sadly, we didn’t get any sessions accepted this year, so we won’t be speaking. Maybe […]Read more
On April 1st, the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, where I am a professor, held an open house. I gave a talk called “Elephants on a Trapeze: Keeping Big Data Agile”.
The talk is an introduction to performance issues related to big data without getting too technical. You’ll have to decide […]
We’ve given discount coupon codes to all of our Percona Live sponsors, so watch the Twitter tag #perconalive to find discount announcements. Here’s the list of sponsoring organizations: Clustrix Vork Continuent Fusion-io Infobright Pentaho Schooner Information Technology SkySQL Virident Webyog Akiban Couchbase EffectiveMySQL Facebook New Relic OmniTI Sphinx Tokutek We Build Pages Zmanda […]Read more
Shard-Query is an open source tool kit which helps improve the performance of queries against a MySQL database by distributing the work over multiple machines and/or multiple cores. This is similar to the divide and conquer approach that Hive takes in combination with Hadoop. Shard-Query applies a clever approach to parallelism which […]Read more
In a recent blog post, I wrote about four fundamental metrics for system performance analysis. These are throughput, residence time, “weighted time” (the sum of all residence times in the observation period — the terminology is mine for lack of a better name), and concurrency.
I derived all of these metrics from two “even […]
We’ve just rented more rooms, and published an additional two tracks of speakers for Percona Live in New York on May 26th. The schedule is here. There is a long queue of speaker submissions we’re finalizing and will be adding to the schedule, to fill the few empty slots in those new […]Read more