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Advanced JSON to MySQL indexing

 | March 10, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

This post will discuss some excellent methods of getting JSON to MySQL indexing to work smoothly. What is JSON JSON is an text based, human readable format for transmitting data between systems, for serializing objects and for storing document store data for documents that have different attributes/schema for each document. Popular document store databases use […]

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How to scale big data applications using MySQL sharding frameworks

 | September 23, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

This Wednesday I’ll be discussing two common types of big data: machine-generated data and user-generated content. These types of big data are amenable to sharding, a commonly used technique for spreading data over more than one database server. I’ll be discussing this in-depth during a live webinar at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Sept. 24. […]

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Trawling the binlog with FlexCDC and new FlexCDC plugins for MySQL

 | August 27, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL

Swanhart-Tools includes FlexCDC, a change data capture tool for MySQL. FlexCDC follows a server’s binary log and usually writes “changelogs” that track the changes to tables in the database. I say usually because the latest version of Swanhart-Tools (only in github for now) supports FlexCDC plugins, which allow you to send the updates to a remote […]

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Parallel Query for MySQL with Shard-Query

 | May 1, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

While Shard-Query can work over multiple nodes, this blog post focuses on using Shard-Query with a single node.  Shard-Query can add parallelism to queries which use partitioned tables.  Very large tables can often be partitioned fairly easily. Shard-Query can leverage partitioning to add paralellism, because each partition can be queried independently. Because MySQL 5.6 supports the […]

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MySQL webinar: ‘Introduction to open source column stores’

 | September 12, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

Join me Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. PDT for an hour-long webinar where I will introduce the basic concepts behind column store technology. The webinar’s title is: “Introduction to open source column stores.” What will be discussed? This webinar will talk about Infobright, LucidDB, MonetDB, Hadoop (Impala) and other column stores I will compare […]

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MySQL 5.6 vs MySQL 5.5 and the Star Schema Benchmark

 | March 11, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

So far most of the benchmarks posted about MySQL 5.6 use the sysbench OLTP workload.  I wanted to test a set of queries which, unlike sysbench, utilize joins.  I also wanted an easily reproducible set of data which is more rich than the simple sysbench table.  The Star Schema Benchmark (SSB) seems ideal for this. […]

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