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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 …


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, …


Introducing TokuMX 1.4: Major improvements to MongoDB sharding and replication

Today we are thrilled to announce the availability of the latest release (1.4.0) of TokuMX, our high-performance distribution of MongoDB. For those of you just joining us, TokuMX is an open-source distribution of MongoDB that …


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) …


February 6 Webinar: Transactions and MongoDB – Ways To Have It All

MongoDB is loved by developers for its productivity, but productivity can decline when you begin to write enterprise applications and realize that some database features you take for granted are not available in MongoDB. One …


Percona Server: Thread Pool Improvements for Transactional Workloads

In a previous thread pool post, I mentioned that in Percona Server we used an open source implementation of MariaDB’s thread pool, and enhanced/improved it further. Below I would like to describe some of these …


January 14 Webinar: Get More Out of MongoDB with TokuMX

MongoDB includes several powerful features like high availability, read scaling, and horizontal scalability in an easy-to-use, schema-free database platform. But, what if you could retain those properties, improve performance, and ensure scalability without specialized tuning …


November 20 Webinar: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid with MongoDB

You love MongoDB for its ease of deployment – but are you worried about how your application will perform when it starts to scale? SPEAKER: Tim Callaghan, VP of Engineering at Tokutek DATE: Wednesday, November …


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 …


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 …