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Packing for the Holidays

 | December 19, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Every time I visit my family for the holidays, as the date approaches, I find myself filled with dread. It’s nothing sinister, my family’s great, and the season is nice. The reason is simple: I hate packing. In fact, I hate both kinds of packing: trip packing, and bit packing. Let me tell you a […]

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Percona and the MariaDB Foundation

 | December 19, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL

There have been several reports (1,2,3) describing Percona’s stance regarding the MariaDB Foundation that are not totally accurate so I though it would be worth it to describe where we stand on this and related matters. First, let me say the creation of theMariaDB Foundation is a good thing for the MariaDB Community and I’m […]

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Migrating several single standalone MySQL server to one Percona XtraDB Cluster… MariaDB to the rescue !

 | December 18, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL

Some weeks ago I had to migrate some independent MySQL servers (some standard MySQL masters, and some just standalone) to a Percona XtraDB Cluster of 3 nodes. So the easiest way would be to configure each node to become also an asynchronous slave of one of the production servers. Like illustrated here: But in this […]

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What Linux Distribution do you use to run MySQL ?

 | December 14, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL

In the last poll we discovered some 90% of responders run MySQL on Linux which is not totally a surprise. Number of people asked me to do the followup pool to see what specific Linux distributions are most popular in MySQL space hence this is the poll for today. Please answer what Linux Distribution you’re […]

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The Optimization That (Often) Isn’t: Index Merge Intersection

 | December 14, 2012 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL

Prior to version 5.0, MySQL could only use one index per table in a given query without any exceptions; folks that didn’t understand this limitation would often have tables with lots of single-column indexes on columns which commonly appeared in their WHERE clauses, and they’d wonder why the EXPLAIN plan for a given SELECT would […]

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Thank You Percona Live London 2012 Attendees!

 | December 14, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

Percona Live London wrapped up last week to very positive reviews from attendees and sponsors like those from Johan De Meersman. Percona was pleased to provide an engaging event for MySQL community members that featured engaging tutorials, highly rated breakout sessions, a very well-attended Tuesday community networking reception sponsored by Clustrix, and keynotes from a […]

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Yule Blog

 | December 13, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Tired of the same old holiday tunes year after year? Join us as we Rock around the Fractal Tree here at Tokutek. We’ve fiddled with the chorus; won’t you join us? Rockin’ around the Fractal Tree (sung to the tune of Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree) Rockin’ around the Fractal Tree As the bits begin […]

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Announcing Percona Server 5.5.28-29.2

 | December 7, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.28-29.2 on December 7th, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.28, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.28-29.2 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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