Monthly Archives - September 2014

TokuDB v7.5 Read Free Replication : The Benchmark

New to TokuDB® v7.5 is a feature we’re calling “Read Free Replication” (RFR). RFR allows TokuDB replication slaves to process insert, update, and delete statements with almost no read IO. As a result, the slave can easily keep up with the master (no lag) as well as brings all the read IO capacity of […]

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How to scale big data applications using MySQL sharding frameworks

This Wednesday I’ll be discussing two common types of big data: machine-generated data and user-generated content. These types of big data are amenable to sharding, a commonly used technique for spreading data over more than one database server.
I’ll be discussing this in-depth during a live webinar at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Sept. 24. […]

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Should you migrate to Percona XtraDB Cluster?

Interest in Percona XtraDB Cluster / Galera has been high ever since we introduced the product in 2012.  I typically have a conversation about Galera and Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at least once a week with a consulting customer who wants to know if it will be a good fit for their application.  Last […]

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MySQL upgrade best practices

MySQL upgrades are necessary tasks and we field a variety of questions here at Percona Support regarding MySQL upgrade best practices. This post highlights recommended ways to upgrade MySQL in different scenarios.
Why are MySQL upgrades needed? The reasons are many and include: Access to new features, performance benefits, bug fixes…. However, MySQL upgrades can […]

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Announcing TokuDB v7.5: Read Free Replication

Today we released TokuDB® v7.5, the latest version of Tokutek’s storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB.
I’ll be publishing two blogs next week to go into more details about our new “Read Free Replication”, but here are high level descriptions of the most important new features.

Read Free Replication
TokuDB replication slaves can now be configured to […]

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Managing big data? Say ‘hello’ to HP Vertica

Over the past few months, I’ve seen an increase in the following use case while working on performance and schema review engagements:
I need to store exponentially increasing amounts of data and analyze all of it in real-time.
This is also known simply as: “We have big data.” Typically, this data is used for user interaction […]

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Syncing MySQL slave table with pt-online-schema-change

I recently encountered a situation in which after running Percona Toolkit’s pt-table-checksum on a customer system, 95% of the table on the MySQL master was different on the MySQL slave. Although this table was not a critical part of the infrastructure, from time to time, writes to the table from the master would break […]

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Percona Live London: Top Ten reasons to attend Nov. 3-4

Percona Live London 2014 is fast approaching – November is just around the corner. This year’s conference, November 3-4, will be even bigger and better than last year thanks to the participation of leading MySQL experts the world over (including you!).
The Percona Live London MySQL Conference is a great event for users of any […]

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OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through Nov. 9
I am proud to announce OpenStack Live, a new annual conference that will run in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. The inaugural event, OpenStack Live 2015, is April 13-14, 2015. We are […]

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