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State of the art: Galera – synchronous replication for InnoDB

First time I heard about Galera on Percona Performance Conference 2009, Seppo Jaakola was presenting “Galera: Multi-Master Synchronous MySQL Replication Clusters”. It was impressed as I personally always wanted it for InnoDB, but we had it in plans at the bottom of the list, as this is very hard to implement properly.
The idea by […]

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XtraDB Amazon Image

For those who use Amazon EC2 service and were anxious about having XtraDB ready to launch there is a good news.
We created a public AMI (Amazon Machine Image) with XtraDB release 8 installed on CentOS 5.3.
How to use it.
First make sure it is avaiable.


$ ec2-describe-images ami-4701e22e
IMAGE   ami-4701e22e    xtradb/centos-5.3-x86_64.fs.manifest.xml        834362721059    available       public          x86_64  machine


$ ec2-describe-images […]

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Dear Community,
As of today release 0.9.5rc is available.
In this release there are following changes:

Option –no-lock is added to innobackupex-1.5.1. Use it only while ALL your
tables are InnoDB and you DO NOT CARE about binary log
position of backup
XtraBackup is ported for InnoDB Plugin 1.0.4. Barracuda file format as well as compressed tables are supported. We […]

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Finding your MySQL High-Availability solution – The questions

After having reviewed the definition my the previous post (The definitions), the next step is to respond to some questions.
Do you need MySQL High-Availability?
That question is quite obvious but some times, it is skipped. It can also be formulated “What is the downtime cost of the service?”. In the cost, you […]

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Training Updates

I wanted to provide an update on two things:

Firstly, we have opened registration for InnoDB/XtraDB training in Los Angeles (Nov 18th).
The second is that while I am in New York City for training (Oct 29th), I’ll be giving a (free) talk at the MySQL Meetup group there (Oct 28th).

We love to speak at Meetup […]

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How (not) to find unused indexes

I’ve seen a few people link to an INFORMATION_SCHEMA query to be able to find any indexes that have low cardinality, in an effort to find out what indexes should be removed.  This method is flawed – here’s the first reason why:


CREATE TABLE `sales` (
`customer_id` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
`status` enum(‘archived’,’active’) DEFAULT […]

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MySQL-Memcached or NOSQL Tokyo Tyrant – part 2

Part 1 of our series set-up our “test”  application and looked at boosting performance of the application by buffer MySQL with memcached.  Our test application is simple and requires only 3 basic operations per transaction 2 reads and 1 write.  Using memcached combined with MySQL we ended up nearly getting a 10X performance boost […]

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