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Kickfire Kickfire Kickfire

 | April 4, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

So it looks like these days Kickfire welcomed everyone to tell they’ve been working with Kickfire – Baron Keith Frank is writing about KickFire. Good Job Kickfire PR team you really energized community. We also were working with Kickfire for quite a while and are also very excited to give it a try.

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Andrew Aksyonoff does Sphinx Talk in Moscow

 | April 3, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

On his way to MySQL Users Conference Andrew will stop by in Moscow, Russia and give a talk about Sphinx current features, development plans, and deployment use cases. Interesting enough the meeting will take place at Moscow State University, Computer Science Faculty – my “Alma Mater” in the same building and even same room which […]

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Stored Function to generate Sequences

 | April 2, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

Today a customer asked me to help them to convert their sequence generation process to the stored procedure and even though I have already seen it somewhere I did not find it with two minutes of googling so I wrote a simple one myself and posting it here for public benefit or my later use […]

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MySQL Performance on Memory Appliance

 | March 31, 2008 |  Posted In: Benchmarks

Recently I have had a chance to check out MySQL Performance on “Memory Appliance” by Violin Memory which can be used as extremely high speed storage system. I helped Violin Memory to optimize MySQL for customer workload and Violin memory and also had a chance to do some benchmarks on my own. 2*Quad Core Xeon […]

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Using MMM to ALTER huge tables

 | March 27, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Few months ago, I wrote about a faster way to do certain table modifications online. It works well when all you want is to remove auto_increment or change ENUM values. When it comes to changes that really require table to be rebuilt – adding/dropping columns or indexes, changing data type, converting data to different character […]

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Welcome to the team, Baron

 | March 26, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

As you may have seen from his blog, Baron Schwartz is joining our consulting company – Percona in less than a week. This is exciting news for us as Baron is renowned MySQL community member, blogger, co-author of High Performance MySQL second edition book, author of Maatkit and Innotop and just a great guy. Welcome […]

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