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Author Archives: Vadim Tkachenko

Evaluating Database Compression Methods: Update

This blog post is an update to our last post discussing database compression methods, and how they stack up against each other.  When Vadim and I wrote about Evaluating Database Compression Methods last month, we …

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Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries

In this blog post we’ll discuss a caveat when downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries. Following the previous performance results in my last two posts on sysbench and primary keys (https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/04/07/mysql-5-7-sysbench-oltp-read-results-really-faster/ and https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/03/28/mysql-5-7-primary-key-lookup-results-is-it-really-faster/), I wanted to measure overhead …

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MySQL 5.7 sysbench OLTP read-only results: is MySQL 5.7 really faster?

This blog will look at MySQL 5.7 sysbench OLTP read-only results to determine if they are faster than previous versions. As promised in my previous post, I have checked MySQL 5.7 performance against previous versions …

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MySQL 5.7 primary key lookup results: is it really faster?

This blog examines MySQL 5.7’s primary key lookup results, and determines if MySQL 5.7 is really faster than its early versions. MySQL 5.7 was released some time ago, and now that the dust has settled …

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Percona Server 5.7 performance improvements

In this blog post, we’ll be discussing Percona Server 5.7 performance improvements. Starting from the Percona Server 5.6 release, we’ve introduced several significant changes that help address performance problems for highly-concurrent I/O-bound workloads. Some of …

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Percona XtraDB Cluster in a high latency network environment

In this blog, we’ll discuss how Percona XtraDB Cluster handled a high latency network environment. Recently I was working in an environment where Percona XtraDB Cluster was running over a 10GB network, but one of the …

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Evaluating Database Compression Methods

NOTE:  This blog post contains some mistakes in data. While many of our conclusions are still valid, we’ve updated the evaluation in a new blog post. Please use that post in conjunction with this one. …

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Measuring Docker IO overhead

This will be another post on using Percona Server via a Docker image. I want to follow up on my previous post regarding CPU/Network overhead in Docker “Measuring Percona Server Docker CPU/network overhead” by measuring  if there is …

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Measuring Percona Server Docker CPU/network overhead

Now that we have our Percona Server Docker images, I wanted to measure the performance overhead when we run the database in the container. Since Docker promises to use a lightweight container, in theory there should be very light overhead. …

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Experimental Percona Docker images for Percona Server

Docker is incredibly popular tool for deploying software, so we decided to provide a Percona Docker image for both Percona Server MySQL and Percona Server for MongoDB. We want to create an easy way to try …

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