Hardware and Storage

RAID System performance surprises

Implementing MySQL database in 24/7 environments we typically hope for uniform component performance, or at least would like to be able to control it. Typically this is indeed the case, for example CPU will perform with same performance day and night (unless system management software decides to lower CPU frequency due to overheating).
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Commodity Hardware, Commodity Software and Commodity People

In the previous post I mentioned not all architectures and solutions work for Commodity People, and people seems to agree with me.
Number of vendors would claim they are in Commodity Software or Hardware business but few would probably mention they are doing it for Commodity People, because few people would like to be called […]

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