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Why ALTER TABLE runs faster on Percona Server 5.5 vs. MySQL 5.5

 | May 15, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server

Some of us Perconians are at OpenStack summit this week in Atlanta. Matt Griffin, our director of product management, tweeted about the turbo-hipster CI talk about their experience of ALTER TABLEs running faster on Percona Server. Oracle’s Morgan Tocker then tweeted in response, asking why this was the case. I decided that the simplest way to […]

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