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Percona at WebConf Riga 2010

 | October 6, 2010 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

My colleague Aleksandr Kuzminsky will be speaking at WebConf Riga 2010 next month on XtraBackup: Hot Backups and More and Recovery of Lost or Corrupted InnoDB Tables. WebConf is the first big conference of its kind in the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and we are very happy to be participating. In addition to Aleksandr’s […]

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Sharing an auto_increment value across multiple MySQL tables

 | October 4, 2010 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for Developers, MySQL

The title is SEO bait – you can’t do it. We’ve seen a few recurring patterns trying to achieve similar – and I thought I would share with you my favorite two: Option #1: Use a table to insert into, and grab the insert_id:

Option #2: Use a table with one just row:

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Instrumentation and the cost of Foreign Keys

 | September 20, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

I occasionally get in to light arguments healthy discussions with students about whether or not to use Foreign Key constraints on InnoDB tables.  My standard response has always been: “it depends on how much of a tradeoff you are willing to make for performance. In some situations the cost can be considerable”. .. that’s when […]

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Percona talks at OpenSQL Camp this weekend

 | August 19, 2010 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

Four Perconians (perconites?) will be at OpenSQL Camp in Sankt Augustin, Germany this weekend presenting talks on: Recovery of Lost or Corrupted InnoDB Tables Keep your MySQL backend online no matter what XtraDB — InnoDB on steroids Xtrabackup for MySQL If you would like to stop by and say hello, we are Aleksandr, Istvan, Morgan […]

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Why message queues and offline processing are so important

 | August 10, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

If you read Percona’s whitepaper on Goal-Driven Performance Optimization, you will notice that we define performance using the combination of three separate terms. You really want to read the paper, but let me summarize it here: Response Time – This is the time required to complete a desired task. Throughput – Throughput is measured in […]

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