Monthly Archives - May 2012

Tutorial Tomorrow, 5/19, at the 44th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC)

This Saturday afternoon in New York, Martin Farach-Colton and I will run a tutorial on the theoretical foundations of memory sensitive computing to be be held at the 44th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). Here is the program for the tutorial. Topics include history of memory models, geometric computing, string indexing and compression, and, of course, database […]

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SwRI Chooses TokuDB to Tackle Machine Data for an 800M+ Record Database

Tackling machine data on the ground to ensure successful operations for NASA in space

Issues addressed:

Scaling MySQL to multi-terabytes
Insertion rates as InnoDB hit a performance wall
Schema flexibility to handle an evolving data model

The Company:  Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. The staff of more than 3,000 specializes in […]

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Benchmarking single-row insert performance on Amazon EC2

I have been working for a customer benchmarking insert performance on Amazon EC2, and I have some interesting results that I wanted to share. I used a nice and effective tool iiBench which has been developed by Tokutek. Though the “1 billion row insert challenge” for which this tool was originally built is long […]

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Percona Server 5.5.23-25.3 released!

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.23-25.3 on May 16, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).
Based on MySQL 5.5.23, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.23-25.3 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can […]

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Tokutek Welcomes Gerry Narvaja!

We are excited to have Gerry Narvaja start today at Tokutek! Gerry has spent more than 25 years in the software industry, most of them working with databases for different kinds of applications, from embedded to large-scale web products. Gerry worked first at MySQL, and then Sun Microsystems supporting the Sales teams. In 2008 he […]

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Announcement of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.23

Our previous GA release of Percona XtraDB Cluster caused a lot of interest and feedback. I am happy to announce next version Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.23, which comes with bug fixes and improvements.
List of changes:

Fixes merged from upstream (Codership-mysql)
Support for MyISAM, now changes to MyISAM tables are replicated to other nodes
Improvements to XtraBackup SST […]

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