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Reference architecture for a write-intensive MySQL deployment

We designed Percona Cloud Tools (both hardware and software setup) to handle a very high-intensive MySQL write workload. For example, we already observe inserts of 1bln+ datapoints per day. So I wanted to share what …

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MySQL on Amazon RDS part 1: insert performance

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) is a cloud-hosted MySQL solution. I’ve had some clients hitting performance limitations on standard EC2 servers with EBS volumes (see SSD versus EBS death match), and one of them wanted …

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iiBench Contest – Who Can Insert 1B Rows into MYSQL the Fastest?

At the recent OpenSQL Camp in Charlottesville, VA, Tokutek offered a challenge to the MySQL community – who can insert a billion rows into MySQL the fastest?  We will post the results on our website …

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How Percona does a MySQL Performance Audit

Our customers or prospective customers often ask us how we do a performance audit (it’s our most popular service). I thought I should write a blog post that will both answer their question, so I …

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A piece of Sun/MySQL Marketing

I got first Sun/MySQL Newsletter Today which among other things lead to the site publishing among other things links to various stuff related to Sun and MySQL and among other things – These Benchmarks This …

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Benchmarking single-row insert performance on Amazon EC2

I have been working for a customer benchmarking insert performance on Amazon EC2, and I have some interesting results that I wanted to share. I used a nice and effective tool iiBench which has been …

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Recovery Times – Part Deux

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In a follow-up experiment to an earlier post on TokuDB recovery times, I tried to create a better apples-to-apples comparison to InnoDB recovery time. If I measure recovery times when both DBs are doing the …

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Recovery Time for TokuDB

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Last week Tokutek released version 3.0.0 of TokuDB, adding ACID transactions to its list of features. This post discusses an experiment we ran to measure recovery time following a system crash. In summary, while actively …

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Tuning for heavy writing workloads

For the my previous post, there was comment to suggest to test db_STRESS benchmark on XtraDB by Dimitri. And I tested and tuned for the benchmark. I will show you the tunings. It should be …

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128GB or RAM finally got cheap

I did not usually go to “Elite” servers on Dell web site but looking at customers system today I went to check Dell Poweredge R900. This monster takes up to 4 Quad Core CPUs and …

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