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Clustering indexes vs. Covering indexes

Yesterday, I (Zardosht) posted an entry introducing clustering indexes. Here, I elaborate on three differences between a clustering index and a covering index: Clustering indexes can create indexes that would otherwise bounce up against the …


Falcon Storage Engine Design Review

Now as new MySQL Storage engine – Falcon is public I can write down my thought about its design, which I previously should have kept private as I partially got them while working for MySQL. …


Exploring message brokers

Message brokers are not regularly covered here but are, nonetheless, important web-related technologies. Some time ago, I was asked by one of our customer to review a selection of OSS message brokers and propose a …


Inexpensive SSDs for Database Workloads

The cost of SSDs has been dropping rapidly, and at the time of this writing, 2.5-drives have reached the 1TB capacity mark.  You can actually get inexpensive drives for as little as 60 cents per …


InnoDB performance optimization basics (redux)

I recently stumbled upon a post that Peter Zaitsev published back in 2007 titled “Innodb Performance Optimization Basics.” It’s a great post and reading it inspired me to examine what’s changed in the nearly six …


Webinar: Best Practices for a Successful TokuDB Evaluation

In this webinar we will show step by step how to install, configure, and test TokuDB for a typical performance evaluation. We’ll also be flagging potential pitfalls that can ruin the eval results. It will …


Announcing TokuDB v6.0: Less Slave Lag and More Compression

We are excited to announce TokuDB® v6.0, the latest version of Tokutek’s flagship storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB. This version offers feature and performance enhancements over previous releases, support for XA (two-phase transactional commits), …


FictionPress Selects TokuDB for Consistent Performance and Fast Disaster Recovery

FictionPress Issues addressed: Support complex and efficient indexes at 100+ million rows. Predicable and consistent performance regardless of data size growth. Fast recovery. Ensuring Predictable Performance at Scale The Company:  FictionPress operates both FictionPress.com and …


Covering Indexes: How many indexes do you need?

I’ve recently been blogging about how partitioning is a poor man’s answer to covering indexes. I got the following comment from Jaimie Sirovich: “There are many environments where you could end up creating N! indices …


Partitioning, Free Lunches, & Indexing, Part 2

Review In part one, I presented a very brief and particular view of partitioning. I covered what partitioning is, with hardly a mention of why one would use partitioning. In this post, I’ll talk about …