Can having information public hurt consulting business ?

People frequently ask me if the fact we keep information public can hurt our consulting business ? Lets keep aside for the moment amount of new business publishing this information brings to us but think it also have significant negative effect because people find information on MySQL Performance Blog and use it instead […]

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The MySQL optimizer, the OS cache, and sequential versus random I/O

In my post on estimating query completion time, I wrote about how I measured the performance on a join between a few tables in a typical star schema data warehousing scenario.
In short, a query that could take several days to run with one join order takes an hour with another, and the optimizer chose […]

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MySQL Architecture meeting at Google

Friday after MySQL Users Conference we had a smaller meeting at Google campus to talk about MySQL architecture mainly focusing on storage engine vendors and other extension areas.
It was very interesting to see all these storage engine interface extensions which are planned for MySQL 6.0 and beyond – abilities to intercept query execution […]

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MySQL extensions for hosting

A few weeks ago I was asked to isolate some functionalities from Mark Callaghan’s MySQL patch bundle. They were extensions adding per-user and per-table accounting to the database, accessible with a new set of commands such as SHOW TABLE_STATISTICS, SHOW INDEX_STATISTICS and SHOW USER_STATISTICS. The first two can interest anyone to periodically check what […]

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Conference for MySQL Users

If you’re following PlanetMySQL you’ve already seen Baron’s post about MySQL Conference which many of us just have returned from.
It was great event as well as 5 conferences I’ve been before that, though however it more and more becomes MySQL marketing channel and business event rather than Users Conference as it originated. This Year […]

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