Tag - Percona Live 2014

How to improve InnoDB performance by 55% for write-bound loads

Update: do not do this, this has been proven to corrupt data!
 
During April’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014, I attended a talk on MySQL 5.7 performance an scalability given by Dimitri Kravtchuk, the Oracle MySQL benchmark specialist. He mentioned at some point that the InnoDB double write buffer was a real performance […]

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Percona Live 2014 behind; MySQL ahead

I started using MySQL 11 years ago.  That’s not too long compared to other people in the industry, but nonetheless here’s my perspective on the state of the MySQL industry after attending Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2104.
In short, the attitude around MySQL has changed from “Does it work?” to “Is it fast […]

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‘Open Source Appreciation Day’ draws OpenStack, MySQL and CentOS faithful

210 people registered for the inaugural “Open Source Appreciation Day” March 31 in Santa Clara, Calif. The event will be held each year at Percona Live henceforth.
To kick off the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2014, Percona held the first “Open Source Appreciation Day” on Monday, March 31st. Over 210 people registered and […]

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ScaleArc: Benchmarking with sysbench

ScaleArc recently hired Percona to perform various tests on its database traffic management product. This post is the outcome of the benchmarks carried out by Uday Sawant (ScaleArc) and myself. You can also download the report directly as a PDF here.
The goal of these benchmarks is to identify the potential overhead of the ScaleArc […]

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A conversation with 5 Facebook MySQL gurus

Facebook, the undisputed king of online social networks, has 1.23 billion monthly active users collectively contributing to an ocean of data-intensive tasks – making the company one of the world’s top MySQL users.
A small army of Facebook MySQL experts will be converging on Santa Clara, Calif. next week where several of them are leading […]

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