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About ZFS Performance

 | May 15, 2018 |  Posted In: AWS, Hardware and Storage, MySQL, ZFS


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you likely know I like the ZFS filesystem a lot. ZFS has many very interesting features, but I am a bit tired of hearing negative statements on ZFS performance. It feels a bit like people are telling me “Why do you use InnoDB? I have read […]

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Why ZFS Affects MySQL Performance

 | February 16, 2018 |  Posted In: MySQL, ZFS


In this blog post, we’ll look at how ZFS affects MySQL performance when used in conjunction. ZFS and MySQL have a lot in common since they are both transactional software. Both have properties that, by default, favors consistency over performance. By doubling the complexity layers for getting committed data from the application to a persistent […]

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ZFS from a MySQL perspective

 | November 15, 2017 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, ZFS

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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 and […]

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ZFS on Linux and MySQL

 | May 24, 2013 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, ZFS

I am currently working with a large customer and I am involved with servers located in two data centers, one with Solaris servers and the other one with Linux servers. The Solaris side is cleverly setup using zones and ZFS and this provides a very low virtualization overhead. I learned quite a lot about these […]

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