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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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Testing Intel® SSD 910

 | September 4, 2012 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

Intel came on PCI-e SSD market with their Intel SSD 910 card. With a slogan “The ultimate data center SSD” I assume Intel targets rather a server grade hardware, not consumer level. I’ve got one of this card into our lab. I should say it is very price competitive, comparing with other enterprise level PCIe […]

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Testing Fusion-io ioDrive

 | May 3, 2012 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, MySQL

Following my series of posts on testing different SSD, in my last post I mentioned that SATA SSD performance is getting closer to PCIe cards. It really makes sense to test it under MySQL workload, but before getting to that, let me review the same workload on Fusion-io ioDrive PCIe card. This is yet previous […]

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