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Author Archives: Peter Zaitsev

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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MongoDB Community Open House: June 1 in NYC

If you can make it to Manhattan next Monday, please join me at the MongoDB Community Open House. The June 1 event is free and open to all. It runs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. just across …

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How Percona Support handles bugs

One of the great values of a Percona Support contract is that we provide bug fixes for covered software, and not just support in terms of advice on how to use it. This is the …

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Considering Sharding with MySQL? Join my April 22 webinar. Questions welcome!

MySQL sharding is one of the most used and surely the most abused MySQL scaling technology. My April 2 Dzone article, “To Shard, or Not to Shard,” proved there is indeed quite an interest in this …

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Why Percona Acquired Tokutek: by Peter Zaitsev

It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products …

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Tokutek now part of the Percona family

It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products …

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The value of MySQL Support

Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. For …

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