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Giving a talk in Palo Alto, November 3rd

 | October 30, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

I’m going to give a talk on Goal Driven Performance Optimization next Tuesday. This is one of my favorite talks as it goes beyond MySQL to the principles you can apply to performance optimizations of the complex systems, especially when you have to do a lot in limited time or budget and so you can’t […]

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Training Updates

 | October 16, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

I wanted to provide an update on two things: Firstly, we have opened registration for InnoDB/XtraDB training in Los Angeles (Nov 18th). The second is that while I am in New York City for training (Oct 29th), I’ll be giving a (free) talk at the MySQL Meetup group there (Oct 28th). We love to speak […]

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Off to California!

 | September 10, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Today’s the day I fly to Los Angeles to teach a private training class, en route to Santa Clara/San Francisco for our public training workshops next week.

Our Montreal practice teach at Station-C went great – it was an opportunity to do a road test and iron out any kinks in the delivery.

What did I learn in the process?

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XtraDB storage engine release 1.0.3-7

 | August 17, 2009 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Dear Community, Today we are announcing XtraDB release 7. This is the last release based on InnoDB plugin version 1.0.3, as you might know Innobase has released 1.0.4. The release includes following new features: MySQL 5.1.37 as a base release speed hack for buf_flush_insert_sorted_into_flush_list controlled by the new variable innodb_fast_recovery Fixed bugs: MySQL Bugs: #45357: […]

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Innodb plugin 1.0.4 released – great job Innobase

 | August 11, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

As you might have seen Innodb Plugin 1.0.4 was released today. I am very excited to see this release which is released exactly 5 months after release of Innodb Plugin 1.0.3 (I honestly expected to see Innodb Plugin 1.0.4 to be released by MySQL Conference and Expo in April). This also is still “early adopter” […]

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Sphinx at MySQL Meetup at San Francisco

 | August 10, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

I will be presenting at upcoming MySQL Meetup at San Francisco this Thursday, August 13. I will talk about Sphinx covering the new cool features this search engine has as well as showing the demo on how simple it is to use Sphinx to implement high performance full text search for your MySQL driven application. […]

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Maatkit Now Supports Memcached

 | July 24, 2009 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

Have you ever wondered how optimized your Memcached installation is? There is a common misconception that one doesn’t have to think too deeply about Memcached performance, but that is not true. If your setup is inefficient, you could: Burn Memory Waste Network Round-Trips Store Keys That Never Get Retrieved Have a Low Cache Hit Ratio […]

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Announcing Percona.tv

 | June 18, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Today marks the official launch of Percona.tv. We’ll be uploading technical screencasts, conference video, and anything else cool we can think up. If you’ve got ideas or requests, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate!

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Open Development vs Making a Big Splash

 | May 21, 2009 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

I find it very interesting how Sun does not get the very basic principle of true community Open Source development – you’ve got to give up on making a big splash. Traditional close source company often develop product in the secret and when it comes out as a surprise for computers and making a big […]

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