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What’s up with HandlerSocket?

 | March 28, 2011 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Software

I’ve presented at two different venues about HandlerSocket recently and the number one question that always arises is: Why hasn’t HandlerSocket become more popular than it is? Considering how fast and awesome HandlerSocket is, it’s not seeing as rapid adoption as some might expect. I theorize that there are five reasons for this:

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MySQL on Amazon RDS part 1: insert performance

 | March 15, 2011 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) is a cloud-hosted MySQL solution. I’ve had some clients hitting performance limitations on standard EC2 servers with EBS volumes (see SSD versus EBS death match), and one of them wanted to evaluate RDS as a replacement. It is built on the same technologies, but the hardware and networking are supposed […]

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Upcoming Webinar on HandlerSocket

 | March 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MySQL

On March 29th, I’ll be giving a webinar whose title is “Understanding HandlerSocket – A NoSQL PlugIn For MySQL”. This is a continuation and extension of the talk I gave during the Percona Live Event in San Francisco back in February. We’ll ask, and answer, the following questions: What is HandlerSocket? Where does HandlerSocket fit […]

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Percona Server now both SQL and NOSQL

 | December 14, 2010 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Software

Just yesterday we released Percona Server 5.1.52-12.3 which includes HandlerSocket. This is third-party plugin, developed by Akira Higuci, DeNA Co., Ltd and explained in Yoshinori Matsunobu’s blog post. What is so special about it: It provides NOSQL-like requests to data stored in XtraDB. So in the same time you can access your data in SQL […]

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MongoDB Approach to Availability

 | April 30, 2010 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Another thing I find interesting about MongoDB is its approach to Durability, Data Consistency and Availability. It is very relaxed and will not work for some applications but for others it can be usable in current form. Let me explain some concepts and compare it to technologies in MySQL space. First I think MongoDB is […]

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Tokyo Tyrant -The Extras Part III : Write Bottleneck

 | November 12, 2009 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

This is part 3 of my Tyrant extra’s, part 1 focused on durability, part 2 focused on the perceived performance wall. #3.  Tokyo Cabinet Can have only a single writer thread, bottlenecking performance When writing an application using Tokyo Cabinet only one connection can be opened as a “writer”  while the rest are readers.  Tyrant […]

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