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How TokuMX Secondaries Work in Replication

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, TokuMX replication differs quite a bit from MongoDB’s replication. The differences are large enough such that we’ve completely redone some of MongoDB’s existing algorithms. One such area is how …


My Favorite MongoDB Replication Feature: Crash Safety

At an extremely high level, replication in MongoDB and MySQL are similar. Both databases have exactly one machine, the primary (or master), that accepts writes from clients. With a single transaction (or atomic operation, in …


Tokutek and Percona Live 2014

I’ve been a little behind in recent blogging efforts, and realized that in less than a month we’ll be back at Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2014, aka PLMCE. Last year’s PLMCE was my …


TokuMX: Fractal Trees with MongoDB

Over several blog posts, Tim has presented performance results on large data sets of TokuMX, our MongoDB product with fractal tree indexes integrated, side by side with MongoDB. Results look good. We’ve shown improved throughput …


Opening Week for TokuDB

Since we had the pleasure to announce that TokuDB is open source on Monday, it’s been a thrilling ride. With several members of the team out west all week, back on the east coast we’ve …


Concurrency Improvements in TokuDB v6.6 (Part 2)

In Part 1, we showed performance results of some of the work that’s gone in to TokuDB v6.6. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how this happened, on the engineering side, and …


Percona MySQL Conference and Expo Week in Review

Thanks to all of those who came by our booth and to see Leif’s presentation on Read Optimization, and to my Lightning Talk on OLTP and OLAP at the Percona MySQL Conference and Expo. It was an incredible week …


TokuDB v6.0: Frequent Checkpoints with No Performance Hit

Checkpointing — which involves periodically writing out dirty pages from memory — is central to the design of crash recovery for both TokuDB and InnoDB. A key issue in designing a checkpointing system is how …


TokuDB v6.0: Even Better Compression

A key feature of our new TokuDB v6.0 release, which I have been blogging about this week, is compression. Compression is always on in TokuDB, and the compression we’ve achieved in the past has been …


TokuDB v6.0: Getting Rid of Slave Lag

Master/slave replication is an important tool that gets used in many ways: distributing read loads among many slaves for performance, using a slave for backups so the master can handle live load, geographically distributed disaster …