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Explaining Ark Part 3: Why Data May Be Lost on a Failover

This is the third post in a series of posts that explains Ark, a consensus algorithm we’ve developed for TokuMX and MongoDB to fix known issues in elections and failover. The tech report we released …

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On TokuMX Oplog, Tailable Cursors, and Concurrency

In a post last week, I described the difference in concurrency behavior between MongoDB’s oplog and TokuMX’s oplog. In short, here are the key differences: MongoDB protects access to the oplog with a database level …

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Database security: Why should you review yours?

Ah database security… the black sheep of topics and something you would really rather not have to deal with right? I mean surely all the fanfare and paranoia is reserved for the neck beards with …

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Edge-case behavior of INSERT…ODKU

A few weeks back, I was working on a customer issue wherein they were observing database performance that dropped through the floor (to the point of an outage) roughly every 4 weeks or so. Nothing …

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How to Stop Playing “Hop and Seek”: MySQL Cluster and TokuDB

As a TokuDB storage engine developer, numerous times I’ve been struck by the similarities between MySQL Cluster and TokuDB. Namely, many times where I find myself thinking, “TokuDB would benefit from this feature”, I also …

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How We Got Here

We have spent months planning and preparing for the MySQL conference that begins tomorrow. It seems appropriate to reflect on this process, where the open source and business communities are now, and what we have …

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MySQL Configuration Wizard Updated

We’ve released an updated version of the MySQL Configuration Wizard we announced at the end of last year. If you don’t remember that announcement, here’s the short version: this is a tool to help you …

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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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Heikki Tuuri Innodb answers – Part I

Its almost a month since I promised Heikki Tuuri to answer Innodb Questions. Heikki is a busy man so I got answers to only some of the questions but as people still poking me about …

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