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Percona Server on the Raspberry Pi: Your own MySQL Database Server for Under $80

 | February 25, 2013 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL

There are many reasons for wanting a small MySQL database server: You’re a uni student who wants to learn the SQL language better and needs a mini-testbox You’re a Windows user who wants to play around with Percona Server on Linux You’re a corporate application developer who wants a small SQL development & test box […]

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Profiling MySQL Memory Usage With Valgrind Massif

 | January 9, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

There are times where you need to know exactly how much memory the mysqld server (or any other program) is using, where (i.e. for what function) it was allocated, how it got there (a backtrace, please!), and at what point in time the allocation happened. For example; you may have noticed a sharp memory increase […]

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Quality Assurance: Percona Server Development Now Monitored by Automated Sysbench Performance Regression Checks!

 | October 23, 2012 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Events and Announcements, Percona Software, Quality Assurance

Continuous integration of new features and bug fixes is great – but what if a small change in seemingly insignificant code causes a major performance regression in overall server performance? We need to ensure this does not happen. That said, performance regressions can be hard to detect. They may hide for some time (or be […]

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