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Importing big tables with large indexes with Myloader MySQL tool

Mydumper is known as the faster (much faster) mysqldump alternative. So, if you take a logical backup you will choose Mydumper instead of mysqldump. But what about the restore? Well, who needs to restore a …

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Thoughts on Small Datum – Part 3

Background: If you did not read my first blog post about why I am sharing my thoughts on the benchmarks published by Mark Callaghan on Small Datum you may want to skim through it now …

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Thoughts on Small Datum – Part 2

If you did not read my first blog post about Mark Callaghan’s (@markcallaghan) benchmarks as documented in his blog, Small Datum, you may want to skim through it now for a little context. ——————- On …

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A TokuDB Stall Caused by a Big Transaction and How It was Fixed

One of our customers sometimes observed lots of simple insertions taking far longer than expected to complete. Usually these insertions completed in milliseconds, but the insertions sometimes were taking hundreds of seconds. These stalls indicated …

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Indexing Big Data – NSF Workshop on Research Directions in the Principles of Parallel Computation

I attended the NSF Workshop on Research Directions in the Principles of Parallel Computation in Pittsburgh on 6/27/12. The workshop brought together researchers from academia and industry to explore visions for the future of parallel computing. …

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New England’s Victory (for Big Data)

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While it might not have been New England’s weekend on the Big Gridiron, it was certainly New England’s day for Big Data at the New England Database Summit on Friday at MIT. The summit was …

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The two even more fundamental performance metrics

In a recent blog post, I wrote about four fundamental metrics for system performance analysis. These are throughput, residence time, “weighted time” (the sum of all residence times in the observation period — the terminology …

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Using Flexviews – part two, change data capture

In my previous post I introduced materialized view concepts. This post begins with an introduction to change data capture technology and describes some of the ways in which it can be leveraged for your benefit. …

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile

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The Big Data Opportunity “What if you could analyze every transaction, capture insights from every customer interaction, and didn’t have to wait for months to get data from the field?”- McKinsey Column, Financial Times Despite …

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Index lock and adaptive search – next two biggest InnoDB problems

Running many benchmarks on fast storage (FusionIO, SSDs) and multi-cores CPUs system I constantly face two contention problems. So I suspect it’s going to be next biggest issues to make InnoDB scaling on high-end system. …

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