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When does Innodb Start Transaction ?

When does Innodb Start Transaction ? The answer looks obvious – when you issue “BEGIN” command. This is however wrong answer from engine point of you. Run “SHOW INNODB STATUS” and you will see “not …

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Update on the InnoDB double-write buffer and EXT4 transactions

In a post, written a few months ago, I found that using EXT4 transactions with the “data=journal” mount option, improves the write performance significantly, by 55%, without putting data at risk. Many people commented on …

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Innodb transaction history often hides dangerous ‘debt’

In many write-intensive workloads Innodb/XtraDB storage engines you may see hidden and dangerous “debt” being accumulated – unpurged transaction “history” which if not kept in check over time will cause serve performance regression or will …

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Using MySQL 5.6 Global Transaction IDs (GTIDs) in production: Q&A

Thank you to all of you who attended my webinar last week about Global Transaction IDs (GTIDs), which were introduced in MySQL 5.6 to make the reconfiguration of replication straightforward. If you missed my webinar, …

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On TokuMX (and MongoDB) Replication and Transactions

In my last post, I describe the differences between a TokuMX oplog entry and a MongoDB oplog entry. One reason why the entries are so different is that TokuMX supports multi-statement and multi-document transactions. In …

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Lock Escalation and Big Transactions in TokuDB and TokuMX

We have seen TokuDB lock escalation stall the execution of SQL operations for tens of seconds. To address this problem, we changed the lock escalation algorithm used by TokuDB and TokuMX so that the cost …

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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 …

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Introducing TokuMX Transactions for MongoDB Applications

Since our initial release last summer, TokuMX has supported fully ACID and MVCC multi-statement transactions. I’d like to take this post to explain exactly what we’ve done and what features are now available to the …

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Interactive Debugging of Transaction Conflicts with TokuDB

I am developing a concurrent application that uses TokuDB to store its database. Sometimes, one of my SQL statements returns with a ‘lock wait timeout exceeded’ error. How do I identify the cause of this …

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