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Reference architecture for a write-intensive MySQL deployment

 | July 22, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, TokuDB

We designed Percona Cloud Tools (both hardware and software setup) to handle a very high-intensive MySQL write workload. For example, we already observe inserts of 1bln+ datapoints per day. So I wanted to share what kind of hardware we use to achieve this result. Let me describe what we use, and later I will explain […]

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TokuDB tips: MySQL backups

 | July 15, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server, TokuDB

In my recent post, “TokuDB gotchas: slow INFORMATION_SCHEMA TABLES,” I saw a couple questions and tweets asking if we use TokuDB in production. Actually I mentioned it in that post and we also blogged about it in a couple of other recent posts: Getting to know TokuDB for MySQL Percona Server with TokuDB: Packing 15TB […]

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TokuDB gotchas: slow INFORMATION_SCHEMA TABLES

 | July 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Percona Software, TokuDB

We are using Percona Server + TokuDB engine extensively in Percona Cloud Tools and getting real usage operational experience with this engine. So I want to share some findings we came across, in hope it may help someone in their work with TokuDB. So, one problem I faced is that SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES is […]

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“How to monitor MySQL performance” with Percona Cloud Tools: June 25 webinar

 | June 18, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Technical Webinars

We recently released a new version of Percona Cloud Tools with MySQL monitoring capabilities. Join me June 25 and learn the details about all of the great new features inside Percona Cloud Tools – which is now free in beta. The webinar is titled “Monitoring All (Yes, All!) MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools” and begins at […]

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Why did we develop percona-agent in Go?

 | June 4, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

We recently open-sourced our percona-agent and if you check out the source code, you’ll find that it is written in the Go programming language (aka Golang). For those not up to speed, the percona-agent is a real-time client-side agent for Percona Cloud Tools. Our requirements are quite demanding for our agents. This one is software that works […]

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From zero to full visibility of MySQL in 3 minutes with Percona Cloud Tools

 | May 28, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Software

First, I would like to invite you to my webinar, “Monitoring All (Yes, All!) MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools,” on Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, where I will talk on the new features in Percona Cloud Tools, including monitoring capabilities. In this post I’d like to show the cool and […]

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Tips on benchmarking Go + MySQL

 | May 14, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Percona Software

We just released, as an open source release, our new percona-agent (https://github.com/percona/percona-agent), the agent to work with Percona Cloud Tools. This agent is written in Go. I will give a webinar titled “Monitoring All MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools” on June 25 that will cover the new features in percona-agent and Percona Cloud Tools, […]

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Percona Software in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) release

 | April 18, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I’d like to congratulate Canonical with the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Release, it really looks like a great release, and I say it having my own agenda 🙂 It looks even more great because it comes with a full line of Percona Software. If you install Ubuntu 14.04 and run aptitude search you […]

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Quick review of InfiniDB 4

 | February 25, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL

I’ve mentioned InfiniDB before in a previous post titled, “Star Schema Bechmark: InfoBright, InfiniDB and LucidDB,” but it’s been 4 years since that was published. Recently I evaluated column-storage solutions for Percona Cloud Tools and took another look at InfiniDB 4. There was the release of version 4, which I think is worth attention. What […]

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