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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Announcing TokuDB v6.1

TokuDB v6.1 is now generally available and can be downloaded here. New features include: Added support for MariaDB 5.5 (5.5.25) The TokuDB storage engine is now available with all the additional functionality of MariaDB 5.5. …

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How We Spent a Tuesday Fixing a MySQL Replication Bug

We found a simple XA transaction that crashes MySQL 5.5 replication. This simple transaction inserts a row into an InnoDB table and a TokuDB table. The bug was caused by a flaw in the logging …

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Indexing Big Data – NSF Workshop on Research Directions in the Principles of Parallel Computation

I attended the NSF Workshop on Research Directions in the Principles of Parallel Computation in Pittsburgh on 6/27/12. The workshop brought together researchers from academia and industry to explore visions for the future of parallel computing. …

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Meet Percona Team at OSCON

Yes, We will be at OSCON next week. I will be talking about Optimizing MySQL Configuration and host a BOF on MySQL Sharding Replication and Clustering if you’re interested in any of these technologies please …

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Percona Playback 0.3 development release

I’m glad to announce the third Percona Playback release – another alpha release of a new software package designed to replay database server load. The first two versions were released in April, just in time …

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My Talks at MySQL Connect and Percona Live NYC

Solving the Challenges of Big Databases with MySQL When you’re using MySQL for big data (more than ten times as large as main memory), these challenges often arise: loading data fast; maintaining indexes under insertions …

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Balada Para Un Loco – A Review of the MySQL, NoSQL, and Cloud Conference

… Ya se que estás piantao, piantao, piantao… For my lastest blog, a review of the MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud Conference, I’ll continue to use the tango metaphor. Balada para un loco (ballad for a …

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Impact of memory allocators on MySQL performance

MySQL server intensively uses dynamic memory allocation so a good choice of memory allocator is quite important for the proper utilization of CPU/RAM resources. Efficient memory allocator should help to improve scalability, increase throughput and …

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How to Stop Playing “Hop and Seek”: MySQL Cluster and TokuDB, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote that I observed many similarities between TokuDB and MySQL Cluster. Many features that benefit TokuDB also benefit MySQL Cluster, and vice versa, with Hot Column Addition and Deletion (HCAD) …

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Why ALTER TABLE shows as two transactions in SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS

When executing an ALTER TABLE, InnoDB (and XtraDB) will create two InnoDB transactions: One transaction is created when the table being ALTERed is locked by the server. This will show up as something like “TABLE …

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