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Open Database Camp at SouthEast LinuxFest 2012

I’ll be attending this year’s US based Open Database Camp from June 8-10 in Charlotte, NC. The conference is co-located with SouthEast LinuxFest 2012. It appears that OpenSQL Camp was renamed Open Database Camp since …


How Percona strives to remain neutral and independent

Many of the prominent companies in the MySQL ecosystem are Percona customers, including hardware manufacturers, software developers, hosted service providers, and appliance developers. We perform paid and unpaid research on their products, and we publish …


Shard-Query adds parallelism to queries

Preamble: On performance, workload and scalability: MySQL has always been focused on OLTP workloads. In fact, both Percona Server and MySQL 5.5.7rc have numerous performance improvements which benefit workloads that have high concurrency. Typical OLTP …


OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010

OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010 will be held at the Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15-17, 2010. The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry and was completed in 2005. The Stata Center houses CSAIL …


When should you store serialized objects in the database?

A while back Friendfeed posted a blog post explaining how they changed from storing data in MySQL columns to serializing data and just storing it inside TEXT/BLOB columns. It seems that since then, the technique …


Sponsoring OpenSQL Camp 2009

We’re supporting the OpenSQL Camp, which will be held in Portland on November 14. One of my objectives for the camp is to make progress on a universal storage engine API, to make it possible …


Percona is hiring performance experts

Percona is hiring. We’ve added several experts recently and we’re growing at a fast but sustainable pace. The demand for our services is strong, and we have openings for more experts in the next couple …


Report from OSCON 2008

So I’m back from OSCON 2008. As usually it is fun conference to attend. Though I could only come for couple of days (Wed/Thu) as things are too busy here. Same as previous year I …


How to load large files safely into InnoDB with LOAD DATA INFILE

Recently I had a customer ask me about loading two huge files into InnoDB with LOAD DATA INFILE. The goal was to load this data on many servers without putting it into the binary log. …


HighLoad 2007 Review

Almost two weeks have passed since HighLoad 2007 conference in Moscow, Russia so I’m pretty late with feedback and my only excuse I was pretty busy to spare some time for it. Lets start with …