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Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper

 | November 16, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

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Recently my colleague (by Percona) Yves Trudeau and colleague (by industry) Marco Tusa published their materials on Amazon Aurora. Indeed, Amazon Aurora is a hot topic these days, and we have a stream of customer inquiries regarding this technology. I’ve decided to form my own opinion, and nothing is better than a personal, hands-on experience, which I […]

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VividCortex Agent Benchmark

 | September 18, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Intro The purpose of this project was to measure the potential overhead of VividCortex Agent, which is used by VividCortex.com database monitoring system. This benchmark is part of a consulting engagement with VividCortex and paid by the customer. The assumption is that VividCortex agent uses CPU processing time, and we should see an impact on […]

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Clarification on “Call me Maybe: MariaDB Galera Cluster”

 | September 17, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, MariaDB, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Recently Aphyr (Kyle Kingsbury) published https://aphyr.com/posts/327-call-me-maybe-mariadb-galera-cluster The article is technically valid, I am not going to dispute a conclusion Aphyr made, but it is also quite technically involved, so users who just jump to conclusion may get the wrong impression and we’re left with more questions than ever. So, let me state what is the […]

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Checkpoint strikes back

 | August 3, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL

In my recent benchmarks for MongoDB, we can see that the two engines WiredTiger and TokuMX struggle from periodical drops in throughput, which is clearly related to a checkpoint interval – and therefore I correspond it to a checkpoint activity. The funny thing is that I thought we solved checkpointing issues in InnoDB once and […]

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InnoDB vs TokuDB in LinkBench benchmark

 | July 24, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server, TokuDB

Previously I tested Tokutek’s Fractal Trees (TokuMX & TokuMXse) as MongoDB storage engines – today let’s look into the MySQL area. I am going to use modified LinkBench in a heavy IO-load. I compared InnoDB without compression, InnoDB with 8k compression, TokuDB with quicklz compression. Uncompressed datasize is 115GiB, and cachesize is 12GiB for InnoDB […]

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Using Cgroups to Limit MySQL and MongoDB memory usage

 | July 1, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Quite often, especially for benchmarks, I am trying to limit available memory for a database server (usually for MySQL, but recently for MongoDB also). This is usually needed to test database performance in scenarios with different memory limits. I have physical servers with the usually high amount of memory (128GB or more), but I am […]

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MongoDB with Percona TokuMXse – experimental build RC5 is available!

 | May 8, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL

While our engineering team is working on finalizing the TokuMXse storage engine, I want to provide an experimental build that you can try and test MongoDB 3.0 with our storage engine. It is available here percona.com/downloads/TESTING/Percona-TokuMXse-rc5/percona-tokumxse-3.0.3pre-rc5.tar.gz To start MongoDB with TokuMXse storage engine use:

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