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Innodb Caching (part 2)

 | May 10, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

Few weeks ago I wrote about Innodb Caching with main idea you might need more cache when you think you are because Innodb caches data in pages, not rows, and so the whole page needs to be in memory even if you need only one row from it. I have created the simple benchmark which […]

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Introducing our Percona Live speakers

 | May 10, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 on the […]

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Must read talk from MySQL Conference and Expo

 | May 9, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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. If you […]

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Upcoming webinar on Percona XtraBackup

 | May 9, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 […]

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Elephants on a Trapeze: Keeping Big Data Agile

 | May 6, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

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 if I […]

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Want a discount to Percona Live?

 | May 6, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 DaniWeb New […]

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Shard-Query turbo charges Infobright community edition (ICE)

 | May 6, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 allows it to […]

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The two even more fundamental performance metrics

 | May 5, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 more […]

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Percona Live gets bigger: two more speaker tracks!

 | May 3, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 rooms. My favorite […]

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