Abstract: Storage engine algorithmic gains have mostly settled and Moore’s law for CPU speed is bottoming out, but database performance still stands to increase ~10x thanks to continuing NAND Flash improvement, Optane, Flash-idiomatic SSD drives (e.g. OpenChannel, Zoned Namespaces), KeyValue SSD, etc. The downside is each storage engine revolution historically has broken encapsulation/reuse and […]Read more
Making backups over the network can be done in two ways: either save on disk and transfer or just transfer without saving. Both ways have their strong and weak points. The second way, particularly, is highly dependent on the upload speed, which would either reduce or increase the backup time. Other factors that influence […]Read more
Last year, I wrote a post focused on the performance of the 3D_XPoint technology and sold under the Optane brand. Those devices are outperforming regular flash devices and have higher endurance. In the context of this post, I found they are also very good at handling the fsync call, something many flash devices are […]Read more
Please join Percona’s Chief Technology Officer, Vadim Tkachenko, as he presents How to Rock with MyRocks on Thursday, January 17th at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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MyRocks is a new storage engine from Facebook and is available in Percona Server for MySQL. In what cases will you want to […]
At AWS Re:Invent 2018 there were many great announcements of AWS New Services and New Features, but one basic feature that I’ve been waiting for years to be released is still nowhere to be found.
AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is great and it’s got better through the years, adding different storage types and features like Provisioned […]