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Settling the Myth of Transparent HugePages for Databases

The concept of Linux HugePages has existed for quite a while: for more than 10 years, introduced to Debian in 2007 with kernel version 2.6.23. Whilst a smaller page size is useful for general use, some memory intensive applications may gain performance by using bigger memory pages. By having bigger memory chunks available to […]

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MySQL Challenge: 100k Connections

thread pools MySQL 100k connections

In this post, I want to explore a way to establish 100,000 connections to MySQL. Not just idle connections, but executing queries.
100,000 connections. Is that really needed for MySQL, you may ask? Although it may seem excessive, I have seen a lot of different setups in customer deployments. Some deploy an application connection pool, […]

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Measuring Percona Server for MySQL On-Disk Decryption Overhead

benchmark heavy IO percona server for mysql 8 encryption

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 comes with enterprise grade total data encryption features. However, there is always the question of how much overhead – or performance penalty – comes with the data decryption. As we saw in my networking performance post, SSL under high concurrency might be problematic. Is this the case for data […]

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MySQL 8 is not always faster than MySQL 5.7

mysql 8 slower than mysql 5.7 sysbench

MySQL 8.0.15 performs worse in sysbench oltp_read_write than MySQL 5.7.25
Initially I was testing group replication performance and was puzzled why MySQL 8.0.15 performs consistently worse than MySQL 5.7.25.
It appears that a single server instance is affected by a performance degradation.
My testing setup
Hardware details:
Bare metal server provided by packet.net, instance size: c2.medium.x86
24 Physical Cores @ […]

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ClickHouse Performance Uint32 vs Uint64 vs Float32 vs Float64

Q1 least compression

While implementing ClickHouse for query executions statistics storage in Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM),  we were faced with a question of choosing the data type for metrics we store. It came down to this question: what is the difference in performance and space usage between Uint32, Uint64, Float32, and Float64 column types?
To test this, […]

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Benchmark PostgreSQL With Linux HugePages

Benchmarking HugePages and PostgreSQL

Linux kernel provides a wide range of configuration options that can affect performance. It’s all about getting the right configuration for your application and workload. Just like any other database, PostgreSQL relies on the Linux kernel to be optimally configured. Poorly configured parameters can result in poor performance. Therefore, it is important that you […]

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Percona Database Performance Blog 2018 Year in Review: Top Blog Posts

Percona Database Performance Blog

Let’s look at some of the most popular Percona Database Performance Blog posts in 2018.
The closing of a year lends itself to looking back. And making lists. With the Percona Database Performance Blog, Percona staff and leadership work hard to provide the open source community with insights, technical support, predictions and metrics around multiple […]

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Scaling Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)

PMM tested with 1000 nodes

Starting with PMM 1.13,  PMM uses Prometheus 2 for metrics storage, which tends to be heaviest resource consumer of CPU and RAM.  With Prometheus 2 Performance Improvements, PMM can scale to more than 1000 monitored nodes per instance in default configuration. In this blog post we will look into PMM scaling and capacity planning—how […]

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