Hardware and Storage

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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Scaling IO-Bound Workloads for MySQL in the Cloud

InnoDB / MyRocks throughput on IO1

Is increasing GP2 volumes size or increasing IOPS for IO1 volumes a valid method for scaling IO-Bound workloads? In this post I’ll focus on one question: how much can we improve performance if we use faster cloud volumes? This post is a continuance of previous cloud research posts:

Saving With MyRocks in The Cloud
Percona XtraDB […]

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How to Restore MySQL Logical Backup at Maximum Speed

Restore MySQL Logical Backup

The ability to restore MySQL logical backups is a significant part of disaster recovery procedures. It’s a last line of defense.
Even if you lost all data from a production server, physical backups (data files snapshot created with an offline copy or with Percona XtraBackup) could show the same internal database structure corruption as in […]

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Archiving MySQL Tables in ClickHouse

Archiving MySQL Tables in ClickHouse

In this blog post, I will talk about archiving MySQL tables in ClickHouse for storage and analytics.
Why Archive?
Hard drives are cheap nowadays, but storing lots of data in MySQL is not practical and can cause all sorts of performance bottlenecks. To name just a few issues:

The larger the table and index, the slower the performance […]

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Fsync Performance on Storage Devices

fsync

While preparing a post on the design of ZFS based servers for use with MySQL, I stumbled on the topic of fsync call performance. The fsync call is very expensive, but it is essential to databases as it allows for durability (the “D” of the ACID acronym).
Let’s first review the type of disk IO operations […]

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Webinar Friday, December 15, 2017: Capacity Planning for Your Data Stores

Capacity Planning

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Capacity Planning for Your Data Stores on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8).
In this webinar, Colin uses a ticket sales website that does “normal” events like an M2M concert, but also occasionally also sells tickets to the Harry […]

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Hands-On Look at ZFS with MySQL

ZFS with MySQL

This post is a hands-on look at ZFS with MySQL.
In my previous post, I highlighted the similarities between MySQL and ZFS. Before going any further, I’d like you to be able to play and experiment with ZFS. This post shows you how to configure ZFS with MySQL in a minimalistic way on either Ubuntu […]

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ZFS from a MySQL perspective

Open ZFS logo

Since the purpose of a database system is to store data, there is close relationship with the filesystem. As MySQL consultants, we always look at the filesystems for performance tuning opportunities. The most common choices in term of filesystems are XFS and EXT4, on Linux it is exceptional to encounter another filesystem. Both XFS […]

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Webinar Wednesday, October 18, 2017: How to Scale with MongoDB

Scale with MongoDB

Join Percona’s Senior Technical Services Engineer Adamo Tonete as he presents How To Scale with MongoDB on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-7).
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In this webinar, we will talk about how to scale with MongoDB, up to thousands of writes and reads per second. What are the […]

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