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Virident vCache vs. FlashCache: Part 2

 | May 17, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

This is the second part in a two-part series comparing Virident’s vCache to FlashCache. The first part was focused on usability and feature comparison; in this post, we’ll look at some sysbench test results. Disclosure: The research and testing conducted for this post were sponsored by Virident. First, some background information. All tests were conducted […]

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Testing the Micron P320h

 | April 16, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

The Micron P320h SSD is an SLC-based PCIe solid-state storage device which claims to provide the highest read throughput of any server-grade SSD, and at Micron’s request, I recently took some time to put the card through its paces, and the numbers are indeed quite impressive. For reference, the benchmarks for this device were performed […]

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Facebook at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo and Advanced Registration Ending Soon

 | March 19, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

Facebook is a major user of MySQL and has pushed the performance limits of the technology. Their MySQL experts have deep, hands on knowledge of the technology. I’m pleased to welcome Mark Callaghan, Software Engineer for Database Infrastructure at Facebook, back again this year to the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo to share his […]

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Oracle Technical Experts at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

 | March 12, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, XtraDB Cluster

I’m pleased to announce that Oracle is sending some of their top technical people to speak at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The conference takes place April 22-25, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Santa Clara. Tomas Ulin, VP, MySQL Engineering for Oracle, will present an invited keynote talk on […]

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Percona Server on the Raspberry Pi: Your own MySQL Database Server for Under $80

 | February 25, 2013 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL

There are many reasons for wanting a small MySQL database server: You’re a uni student who wants to learn the SQL language better and needs a mini-testbox You’re a Windows user who wants to play around with Percona Server on Linux You’re a corporate application developer who wants a small SQL development & test box […]

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L2 cache for MySQL

 | October 25, 2012 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL, Percona Software

The idea to use SSD/Flash as a cache is not new, and there are different solutions for this, both OpenSource like L2ARC for ZFS and Flashcache from Facebook, and proprietary, like directCache from Fusion-io. They all however have some limitations, that’s why I am considering to have L2 cache on a database level, as an […]

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Fusion-io atomic writes and DirectFS

 | September 20, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

Not so far ago Fusion-io announced SDK which provides direct API access to Fusion ioMemory(tm) in addition to providing a native filesystem (directFS) with a goal to avoid overhead from kernel and regular Linux filesystems: ext4 and xfs. Fusion-io will explain these features during our Percona Live New York conference and share performance numbers. It […]

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