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How We Made Percona XtraDB Cluster Scale

 | April 19, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, XtraDB Cluster

wsrep-stages

In this blog post, we’ll look at the actions and efforts Percona experts took to scale Percona XtraDB Cluster. Introduction When we first started analyzing Percona XtraDB Cluster performance, it was pretty bad. We would see contention even with 16 threads. Performance was even worse with sync binlog=1, although the same pattern was observed even with […]

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Galera Cache (gcache) is finally recoverable on restart

 | November 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, XtraDB Cluster

Gcache

This post describes how to recover Galera Cache (or gcache) on restart. Recently Codership introduced (with Galera 3.19) a very important and long awaited feature. Now users can recover Galera cache on restart. Need If you gracefully shutdown cluster nodes one after another, with some lag time between nodes, then the last node to shutdown holds […]

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All You Need to Know About GCache (Galera-Cache)

 | November 16, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, XtraDB Cluster

GCache

This blog discusses some important aspects of GCache. Why do we need GCache? Percona XtraDB Cluster is a multi-master topology, where a transaction executed on one node is replicated on another node(s) of the cluster. This transaction is then copied over from the group channel to Galera-Cache followed by apply action. The cache can be discarded immediately […]

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How Percona XtraDB Cluster certification works

 | April 17, 2016 |  Posted In: Percona XtraDB Cluster

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7

In this blog, we’ll  discuss how Percona XtraDB Cluster certification works. Percona XtraDB Cluster replicates actions executed on one node to all other nodes in the cluster and make it fast enough to appear as it if is synchronous (aka virtually synchronous). Let’s understand all the things involved in the process (without losing data integrity). There are […]

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Understanding GCache and Record-Set Cache in Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | April 11, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

MongoDB and MySQL

In this blog, we will examine the differences between GCache and Record-Set Cache in Percona XtraDB Cluster. In Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC), there is the concept of GCache and Record-Set cache (which can also be called transaction write-set cache). The use of these two caches is often confusing if you are running long transactions, as both of […]

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Understanding Percona XtraDB Cluster threading model

 | April 11, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

In this blog, we’ll discuss how the Percona XtraDB Cluster threading model works. Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) creates a different set of threads to service its operations. These threads are in addition to existing MySQL threads. Let’s understand what these threads are and how they’re used. There are three main groups of threads: Applier thread(s) Applier threads […]

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