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Author Archives: Peter Zaitsev

MySQL Document Store Developments

This blog will discuss some recent developments with MySQL document store. Starting MySQL 5.7.12, MySQL can be used as a real document store. This is great news! In this blog post, I am going to look …

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Evaluating Database Compression Methods: Update

This blog post is an update to our last post discussing database compression methods, and how they stack up against each other.  When Vadim and I wrote about Evaluating Database Compression Methods last month, we …

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Is Adaptive Hash Index in InnoDB right for my workload?

This blog post will discuss what the Adaptive Hash Index in InnoDB is used for, and whether it is a good fit for your workload. Adaptive Hash Index (AHI) is one of the least understood …

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TokuDB impacts InnoDB Performance?

This blog discusses how TokuDB impacts InnoDB performance when the two run in the same environment. You would think MySQL storage engines are fairly independent of each other, even in the same environment. Enabling one, …

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Moving with SQL Server to Linux? Move from SQL Server to MySQL as well!

In this blog, we’ll discuss MicroSoft’s recent announcement that SQL Server will be available on Linux. If you’re going to Linux, why not move from SQL Server to MySQL? The open source operating system Linux …

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Evaluating Database Compression Methods

NOTE:  This blog post contains some mistakes in data. While many of our conclusions are still valid, we’ve updated the evaluation in a new blog post. Please use that post in conjunction with this one. …

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Finding MySQL Table Size on Disk

So you want to know how much space a given MySQL table takes on disk. Looks trivial, right? Shouldn’t this information be readily available in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES? Not so fast! This simple question actually is …

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Prometheus as an Engine for MySQL Monitoring

When I first discovered Graphite years ago, I was very impressed with its monitoring capabilities.  Compared to many RRD-based tools that were popular at the time (like Cacti), Graphite separated the captured data and graphs, …

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Gartner, Thank You for Recognizing Percona in the Magic Quadrant for ODBMS!

But mostly thank you to our customers who said more about Percona than we ever could have. There are many milestones in the life of the company, and being included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant …

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Practical MySQL Performance Optimization (July 2 webinar)

Applications often become impacted by MySQL performance. Optimization is the obvious solution but where to start? Join me on July 2 at 11 a.m. Pacific and I’ll show you how to optimize MySQL in a …

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