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Explaining Ark Part 1: The Basics

Last week, we introduced Ark, a consensus algorithm similar to Raft and Paxos we’ve developed for TokuMX and MongoDB. The purpose of Ark is to fix known issues in elections and failover. While the tech …

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MySQL 5.6 vs MySQL 5.5 and the Star Schema Benchmark

So far most of the benchmarks posted about MySQL 5.6 use the sysbench OLTP workload.  I wanted to test a set of queries which, unlike sysbench, utilize joins.  I also wanted an easily reproducible set …

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Packing for the Holidays

Every time I visit my family for the holidays, as the date approaches, I find myself filled with dread. It’s nothing sinister, my family’s great, and the season is nice. The reason is simple: I …

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Measuring the amount of writes in InnoDB redo logs

Choosing a good InnoDB log file size is key to InnoDB write performance. This can be done by measuring the amount of writes in the redo logs. You can find a detailed explanation in this …

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Bug#12704861

As Mark pointed out, there isn’t a lot of detail in the release notes about what could potentially be a very serious problem that is fixed in MySQL 5.1.60. I’ll repeat here the full documentation …

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Reasons for MySQL Replication Lag

One common theme in the questions our MySQL Support customers ask is MySQL Replication Lag. The story is typically along the lines everything is same as before and for some unknown reason the slave is …

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fadvise – may be not what you expect

I often hear suggestion to use

system call to avoid caching in OS cache. We recently made patch for

, which supposes to create archive without polluting OS cache, as like in case with …

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The 451 Group reports on TokuDB v3.0 for MySQL

Matt Aslett over at The 451 Group has written a Market Development report entitled “Tokutek delivers ACID transaction support with TokuDB version 3.0.” Get the full report and you can try out The 451 Group’s …

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Profiling MySQL stored routines

These days I’m working with a customer who has an application based entirely on stored routines on MySQL side. Even though I haven’t worked much with stored procedures, I though it’s going to be a …

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Innodb Undelete and Sphinx Support

At Percona we are pleased to announce couple of services which should be helpful to MySQL Community and which are not offered by MySQL, Oracle and other companies I know about. First we now do …

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