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MVCC: Transaction IDs, Log Sequence numbers and Snapshots

MySQL Storage Engines implementing Multi Version Concurrency Control have several internal identifiers related to MVCC. I see a lot of people being confused what they are and why they are needed so I decided to …

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Why TokuMX Replication Differs from MongoDB Replication

MongoDB replication has some great features. As I discussed in my last post, MongoDB’s crash safety design is very elegant. In addition to that, MongoDB has automatic failover, parallel slave replication, and prefetch threads on …

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What’s new in TokuMX 1.4, Part 5: Faster chunk migrations

We just released version 1.4.0 of TokuMX, our high-performance distribution of MongoDB. There are a lot of improvements in this version (release notes), the most of any release yet. In this series of blog posts, …

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How TokuMX was Born

With TokuMX 1.4 coming out soon, with (teaser) wonderful improvements made to sharding and updates (and plenty of other goodies), I’ve recently reminisced about how we got TokuMX to this point. We (actually, really John) …

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Introducing TokuMX Transactions for MongoDB Applications

Since our initial release last summer, TokuMX has supported fully ACID and MVCC multi-statement transactions. I’d like to take this post to explain exactly what we’ve done and what features are now available to the …

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Introducing backup locks in Percona Server

TL;DR version: The backup locks feature introduced in Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 is a lightweight alternative to FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK and can be used to take both physical and logical backups with less downtime …

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What does the ‘Incorrect key file for table’ error mean?

What does it mean if MySQL returns the ‘Incorrect key file for table’ error for one of my queries? The answer is complicated and depends on which storage engine is returning the error. We have …

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Four Benefits of TokuMX Transactions for MongoDB Applications

From the application’s perspective, TokuMX behaves very similarly, if not identically, to MongoDB in many ways. But in one subtle yet important way, on non-sharded clusters, TokuMX is different. With MongoDB, operations on each single …

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MongoDB Multi-Statement Transactions? Yes We Can!

Earlier, I talked about the transactional semantics we are introducing to MongoDB. As I hinted at the end of the post, we are actually doing more. We are introducing multi-statement transactions. That’s right, multiple queries, …

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MongoDB Transactions? Yes

People claim that MongoDB is not transactional. It actually is, and that’s a good thing. In MongoDB 2.2, individual operations are Atomic. By having per database locks control reads and writes to collections, write operations …

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