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On Good Instrumentation

In so many cases troubleshooting applications I keep thinking how much more efficient things could be going if only there would be a good instrumentation available. Most of applications out there have very little code …


Percona sessions at the MySQL conference

Many Percona employees will be at the 2010 MySQL conference. We’ll be giving a lot of informative technical talks on various topics. Here’s a list: Morgan Tocker, Baron Schwartz: Diagnosing and Fixing MySQL Performance Problems …


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 …


Goal driven performance optimization

When your goal is to optimize application performance it is very important to understand what goal do you really have. If you do not have a good understanding of the goal your performance optimization effort …


Worse than DDOS

Today I worked on rather interesting customer problem. Site was subject what was considered DDOS and solution was implemented to protect from it. However in addition to banning the intruders IPs it banned IPs of …


Web Site Optimization: FrontEnd and BackEnd

I spent Monday and Tuesday this week on Velocity Conference It was quite interesting event worth attending and it was very good to see the problems in this are going beyond Apache, PHP, Memcache and …


Top 5 Wishes for MySQL

About a week ago Marten send me email pointing to his article published on Jays Blog (Come on Marten, it is time for you to get your own blog). I should have replied much earlier …


Debugging sleeping connections with MySQL

Have you ever seen connection in the SHOW PROCESSLIST output which is in “Sleep” state for a long time and you have no idea why this would happen ? I see if frequently with web …


Cache Performance Comparison

Jay Pipes continues cache experiements and has compared performance of MySQL Query Cache and File Cache. Jay uses Apache Benchmark to compare full full stack, cached or not which is realistic but could draw missleading …


Caching techinques

Recently Jay Pipes published great article about lazy connecting and caching which reminded me my post on this matter is well overdue. Let me start with couple of comments about Jays article. First – caching …