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Tokutek’s Chief Scientist Discusses TokuDB v5.0

 | March 29, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Running with Big Data It’s spring here in Boston, though one could hardly tell (still barely hitting 40°F). So, for those stuck indoors working out on the treadmill, or those lucky enough to do a workout outdoors, we’ve got a great podcast. Our Chief Scientist and co-founder Martín Farach-Colton had the privilege of sitting down […]

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile

 | March 23, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

The Big Data Opportunity “What if you could analyze every transaction, capture insights from every customer interaction, and didn’t have to wait for months to get data from the field?”- McKinsey Column, Financial Times Despite this tremendous opportunity, MySQL implementations are usually kept relatively small, often on the order of 500 GB or less.  Anything […]

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Understanding Indexing – MySQL Meetup

 | March 16, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Yesterday, at the Boston MySQL Meetup, I gave a talk on indexing. It is posted here (also goo.gl/S2LBe). In short, indexes are used to improve query performance. As a result, good indexes are designed around queries that users find important in their application. The presentation covers three simple and effective rules on how to construct […]

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Where does HandlerSocket really save you time?

 | March 16, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

HandlerSocket has really generated a lot of interest because of the dual promises of ease-of-use and blazing-fast performance. The performance comes from eliminating CPU consumption. Akira Higuchi’s HandlerSocket presentation from a couple of months back had some really good profile results for libmysql versus libhsclient (starting at slide 15). Somebody in the audience at Percona […]

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Upcoming Webinar on HandlerSocket

 | March 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MySQL

On March 29th, I’ll be giving a webinar whose title is “Understanding HandlerSocket – A NoSQL PlugIn For MySQL”. This is a continuation and extension of the talk I gave during the Percona Live Event in San Francisco back in February. We’ll ask, and answer, the following questions: What is HandlerSocket? Where does HandlerSocket fit […]

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MySQL Partitioning: A Flow Chart

 | March 11, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

In Part 1, and Part 2 of this series, I presented some thoughts on partitioning. I heard some great feedback on why people use partitioning. Here, I present a flow chart that summarizes what I’ve learned. In summary: with TokuDB in the picture there’s almost no reason to use partitioning. Or I should say, there […]

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The Data is Coming! The Data is Coming!

 | February 18, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

This was an interesting week for data discussions in the Boston area. There were two back-to-back events this week — Big Data on Wednesday night hosted by TiE Boston and Channeling the Big Data Tsunami by MassTLC on Thursday morning. With desperate sounding headlines, I was beginning to fear that big data was going to […]

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My-Shhhh!-QL

 | February 14, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

I gave a talk entitled “How to Index Massive Data Sets Quickly” at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center. The event was hosted at the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) and was jointly supported by NYSTAR and the Stony Brook Sensor CAT. The audience was composed primarily of technologists in the area. While many of […]

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