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Column Store Database Benchmarks: MariaDB ColumnStore vs. Clickhouse vs. Apache Spark

 | March 17, 2017 |  Posted In: Apache Spark, Big Data, Column Store Database, MySQL

Column Store Database

This blog shares some column store database benchmark results, and compares the query performance of MariaDB ColumnStore v. 1.0.7 (based on InfiniDB), Clickhouse and Apache Spark. I’ve already written about ClickHouse (Column Store database). The purpose of the benchmark is to see how these three solutions work on a single big server, with many CPU cores and large amounts of […]

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ClickHouse: New Open Source Columnar Database

 | February 13, 2017 |  Posted In: Benchmarks


For this blog post, I’ve decided to try ClickHouse: an open source column-oriented database management system developed by Yandex (it currently powers Yandex.Metrica, the world’s second-largest web analytics platform). In my previous set of posts, I tested Apache Spark for big data analysis and used Wikipedia page statistics as a data source. I’ve used the same data as […]

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Millions of Queries per Second: PostgreSQL and MySQL’s Peaceful Battle at Today’s Demanding Workloads

and  | January 6, 2017 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, MySQL, open source databases, OpenSource Databases on big machines, Percona Live

PostgreSQL and MySQL

This blog compares how PostgreSQL and MySQL handle millions of queries per second. Anastasia: Can open source databases cope with millions of queries per second? Many open source advocates would answer “yes.” However, assertions aren’t enough for well-grounded proof. That’s why in this blog post, we share the benchmark testing results from Alexander Korotkov (CEO of […]

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tpcc-mysql benchmark tool: less random with multi-schema support

 | August 9, 2016 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

In this blog post, I’ll discuss changes I’ve made to the tpcc-mysql benchmark tool. These changes make it less random and support multi-schema. This post might only be interesting to performance researchers. The tpcc-mysql benchmark to is what I use to test different hardware (as an example, see my previous post: https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/07/26/testing-samsung-storage-in-tpcc-mysql-benchmark-percona-server/). The first change is support for multiple schemas, […]

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InnoDB vs TokuDB in LinkBench benchmark

 | July 24, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Server, TokuDB

Previously I tested Tokutek’s Fractal Trees (TokuMX & TokuMXse) as MongoDB storage engines – today let’s look into the MySQL area. I am going to use modified LinkBench in a heavy IO-load. I compared InnoDB without compression, InnoDB with 8k compression, TokuDB with quicklz compression. Uncompressed datasize is 115GiB, and cachesize is 12GiB for InnoDB […]

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Sample datasets for benchmarking and testing

 | February 1, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

Sometimes you just need some data to test and stress things. But randomly generated data is awful — it doesn’t have realistic distributions, and it isn’t easy to understand whether your results are meaningful and correct. Real or quasi-real data is best. Whether you’re looking for a couple of megabytes or many terabytes, the following […]

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Effect of adaptive_flushing

 | December 4, 2009 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

I recently had the chance to witness the effects of innodb_adaptive_flushing on the performance of InnoDB Plugin 1.0.5 in the wild, which Yasufumi wrote about previously here and here. The server in question was Solaris 10 with 8 disk RAID10 and 2 32GB SSDs used for ZIL and L2ARC, 72G RAM and 40G buffer pool. […]

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Dissection of EC2 / EBS volume

 | August 7, 2009 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage

So during preparation of XtraDB template for EC2 I wanted to understand what IO characteristics we can expect from EBS volume ( I am speaking about single volume, not RAID as in my previous post). Yasufumi did some benchmarks and pointed me on interesting behavior, there seems several level of caching on EBS volume.

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