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Percona University: Back to school Feb. 12 in Raleigh, N.C.

 | January 27, 2015 |  Posted In: Big Data, Hadoop, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL, OpenStack, Percona University

About two years ago we held our first-ever Percona University event in Raleigh, N.C. It was a great success with high attendance and very positive feedback which led us to organize a number of similar educational events in different locations around the world. And next month we’ll be back where it all started. On February […]

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Managing data using open source technologies? Learn what’s hot in 2015!

 | January 8, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL DBaaS, MySQL Webinars, OpenStack, Percona Cloud Tools

Whether you’re looking at the overall MySQL ecosystem or the all-data management landscape, the choice of technologies has never been larger than it is in 2015. Having so many options is great but it also can be very hard to make a selection. I’m going to help narrow the list next week during a Webinar […]

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How small changes impact complex systems – MySQL example

 | December 31, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server

If you’ve been studying complex systems you know what minor changes might cause consequences of much greater proportions, sometimes causing some effects that are not easily explained at first. I recently ran across a great illustration of such behavior while doing MySQL benchmarks which I thought would be interesting to share. I’m using a very […]

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InnoDB’s multi-versioning handling can be Achilles’ heel

 | December 17, 2014 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

I believe InnoDB storage engine architecture is great for a lot of online workloads, however, there are no silver bullets in technology and all design choices have their trade offs. In this blog post I’m going to talk about one important InnoDB limitation that you should consider. InnoDB is a multiversion concurrency control (MVCC) storage […]

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MySQL benchmarking: Know your baseline variance!

 | November 26, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

Often enough I find MySQL benchmark results where the difference between results is 1% or even less and some conclusions are drawn. Now it is not that 1% is not important – especially when you’re developing the product you should care about those 1% improvements or regressions because they tend to add up. However with […]

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MySQL’s INNODB_METRICS table: How much is the overhead?

 | November 18, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, MySQL

Starting with MySQL 5.6 there is an INNODB_METRICS table available in INFORMATION_SCHEMA which contains some additional information than provided in the SHOW GLOBAL STATUS output – yet might be more lightweight than PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA. Too bad INNODB_METRICS was designed during the Oracle-Sun split under MySQL leadership and so it covers only InnoDB counters. I think this […]

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