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April is the Coolest Month

 | April 9, 2013 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

If T.S. Eliot were a MySQL DBA, I think he would have been more upbeat about April. We are gearing up for an incredible second half of April. We will be presenting three separate sessions at the Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013, April 22-25, in Santa Clara, CA. In addition, we will be […]

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Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013: The talks I want to see

 | February 12, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

I’ve been woefully neglectful of my responsibilities to post regularly about Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 (PLCME 2013), but here’s some highlights of what I am planning to attend from the schedule.  Read to the very bottom for the chance to win a free full pass to the conference! When picking talks to attend, […]

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Join us for our first Percona MySQL University event in Raleigh, N.C. Jan 29

 | January 10, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

At Percona we focus on education a lot, which we believe is critical for us to be successful with our mission of making businesses successful with their use of MySQL. The MySQL Performance Blog, our first effort in this space, by now contains over 1,000 technical articles. We have spoken on countless conferences and Meetups […]

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My Talks at MySQL Connect and Percona Live NYC

 | July 9, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Solving the Challenges of Big Databases with MySQL When you’re using MySQL for big data (more than ten times as large as main memory), these challenges often arise: loading data fast; maintaining indexes under insertions deletions, and updates; adding and removing columns online; adding indexes online; preventing slave lag; and compressing data effectively. This session […]

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TokuDB v6.0: Getting Rid of Slave Lag

 | April 10, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Master/slave replication is an important tool that gets used in many ways: distributing read loads among many slaves for performance, using a slave for backups so the master can handle live load, geographically distributed disaster recovery, etc. The Achilles’ Heal of slave performance is that slave workloads are single-threaded. The master can have many clients […]

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OLTP and OLAP – Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

 | April 2, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Looks like we’ll be having some more fun at the Percona Live MySQL Conference! In addition to our booth and my colleague Tim’s talk, my lightning talk was accepted. The title is “OLTP and OLAP – Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!” The lightning talks, given in a TBD order, will start Wednesday evening […]

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Diamond Keynote Panel, BOFs, Lightning Talks, and McAfee and AOL Sponsorships

 | April 2, 2012 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Software, XtraDB Cluster

I’m excited by all of the recent developments surrounding the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo! Our own Baron Schwartz will moderate the Diamond Keynote Panel entitled “Future Perfect: The Road Ahead for MySQL” which will feature a panel of MySQL industry leaders, including: Sundar Raghavan, director product management at Amazon; Paul Mikesell, CEO of […]

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MySQL Conference and Expo Talk on Benchmarking

 | February 2, 2012 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

I’ll be speaking on April 11th at 4:30 pm in Room 4 in at the Percona Conference and Expo Talk. The topic will be “Creating a Benchmark Infrastructure That Just Works.” Throughout my career I’ve been involved with maintaining the performance of database applications and therefore created many benchmark frameworks. At Tokutek, an important part […]

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