Monthly Archives - October 2012

On SSDs – Lifespans, Health Measurement and RAID

Solid State Drive (SSD) have made it big and have made their way not only in desktop computing but also in mission-critical servers. SSDs have proved to be a break-through in IO performance and leave HDD far far behind in terms of Random IO performance. Random IO is what most of the database administrators […]

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Released: Percona Toolkit 2.1.5

Although Percona Toolkit 2.1.4 was recently released, we soon after found and fixed a couple of bugs concerning how pt-table-checksum works with Percona XtraDB Cluster:

pt-table-checksum 2.1.4 doesn’t detect diffs on Percona XtraDB Cluster nodes
pt-table-checksum 2.1.4 miscategorizes Percona XtraDB Cluster-based slaves as cluster nodes

There was also a bug affecting pt-table-sync –version-check, and the version check […]

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First of New NSF Big Data Grants Go to Tokutek Founders

The core technology behind Tokutek is based on the academic research by our founders: Michael Bender, Bradley Kuszmaul and Martin Farach-Colton.  They are all still in academia, in addition to their work at Tokutek.
Back in March, the White House kicked off a new Initiative for Big Data.  Last week, the National Science Foundation announced […]

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Announcing Percona Server 5.5.27-29.0

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.27-29.0 on October 11th, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).
Based on MySQL 5.5.27, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.27-29.0 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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ODBMS Interview: Scaling MySQL and MariaDB to TBs

Recently, our CTO, Martín Farach-Colton had a chance to talk about scaling MySQL and MariaDB with Roberto Zicari of ODBMS.
In the article, Martin states “While I believe that one size fits most, claims that RDBMS can no longer keep up with modern workloads come in from all directions. When people talk about performance of […]

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