Monthly Archives - January 2012

Announcement of Percona XtraDB Cluster (alpha release)

I am happy to announce the availability of alpha release of our new product Percona XtraDB Cluster.
Percona XtraDB Cluster is High Availability and Scalability solution for MySQL Users and based on Percona Server 5.5.17
Percona XtraDB Cluster provides:

Synchronous replication. Transaction either commited on all nodes or none.
Multi-master replication. You can write to any node.
Parallel applying […]

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How Percona Server handles data corruption more gracefully

I got a question a while ago about how Percona Server handles corrupted data more gracefully than the standard MySQL server from Oracle. The short version is that it won’t crash the whole server.
With standard MySQL from Oracle, if any page of data in InnoDB is found to be corrupt, the entire instance […]

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Looking for RAID Controller without Battery Learning problems ?

A lot have been written about Battery Learning Cycle problems and its impact to MySQL Performance. Here are couple of links (1,2). It is good to see though there are some controllers coming out which solve this problem, namely Adaptec 5Z series controllers (Z stands for Zero Maintenance). This is not quite new technology […]

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FictionPress Selects TokuDB for Consistent Performance and Fast Disaster Recovery

Issues addressed:

Support complex and efficient indexes at 100+ million rows.
Predicable and consistent performance regardless of data size growth.
Fast recovery.

Ensuring Predictable Performance at Scale
The Company:  FictionPress operates both and and is home to over 6 million works of fiction, with millions of writers/readers participating from around the world in over 30 languages
The Challenge: […]

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