Yearly Archives - 2012

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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Percona Toolkit 2.0.1 and 1.0.2 released

I’m happy to announce that we’ve released Percona Toolkit 2.0.1, a major new version of our essential DBA toolkit, as well as a minor bugfix update to the old 1.0.x series. You can download it from the project homepage, or install it through our RPM and DEB repositories.
Documentation is online (and the 1.0 docs […]

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