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Three Things to Consider When Thinking About Containers

 | October 19, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, Hardware and Storage, MySQL


Containers like Docker and Rocket are getting more popular every day. In my conversations with customers, they consistently ask what containers are and how they can use them in their environment. If you’re as curious as most people, read on. . . How did this happen? From what I understand, containers grew out of Google’s (and others’) […]

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Using Ceph with MySQL

 | July 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, High-availability, MySQL, OpenStack


Over the last year, the Ceph world drew me in. Partly because of my taste for distributed systems, but also because I think Ceph represents a great opportunity for MySQL specifically and databases in general. The shift from local storage to distributed storage is similar to the shift from bare disks host configuration to LVM-managed […]

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Smallest MySQL Server in the World (under $60) which can even make you toast while fixing MySQL bug #2

 | November 25, 2015 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, MySQL, Percona Server


Introduction In my last blog post, Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL, I have showed how to start your own Internet of Things with Particle Photon board. That implementation is great, but requires constant internet (wi-fi) access as the Particle Photon board does not have any local storage. If you do not have a reliable […]

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The Q&A: Creating best-in-class backup solutions for your MySQL environment

 | July 23, 2015 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Technical Webinars

Thank you for attending my July 15 webinar, “Creating Best in Class Backup solutions for your MySQL environment.” Due to the amount of content we discussed and some minor technical difficulties faced near the end of webinar we have decided to cover the final two slides of the presentation along with the questions asked by […]

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Update on the InnoDB double-write buffer and EXT4 transactions

 | June 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, InnoDB, MySQL

IMPORTANT: DON’T TRY THIS IN PRODUCTION. As demonstrated by Marko (see comments), it may corrupt your data. In a post, written a few months ago, I found that using EXT4 transactions with the “data=journal” mount option, improves the write performance significantly, by 55%, without putting data at risk. Many people commented on the post mentioning […]

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How to improve InnoDB performance by 55% for write-bound loads

 | May 23, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Live

Update: do not do this, this has been proven to corrupt data!   During April’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014, I attended a talk on MySQL 5.7 performance an scalability given by Dimitri Kravtchuk, the Oracle MySQL benchmark specialist. He mentioned at some point that the InnoDB double write buffer was a real […]

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Percona Live London 2013: an insider’s view of the schedule

 | September 18, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona XtraBackup

With the close of call for papers earlier this month, the Percona Live London conference committee was in full swing this past week reviewing all of the many submissions for November’s Percona Live London MySQL Conference. The submissions are far ranging and cover some really interesting topics, making the lineup for Percona Live London really strong! […]

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Let’s talk about Percona Server 5.6: Enterprise Grade MySQL (webinar)

 | July 30, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

The new Percona Server 5.6 is the most manageable, highest performance, and most scalable version of MySQL available. Percona Server 5.6 is the best open source MySQL choice for enterprise-grade applications because it combines new features with the best features of Percona Server 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 to provide unparalleled performance. Join me tomorrow as […]

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