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Election night

 | November 5, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

Today was epoch day in American history. Maybe even most important day this year, but it’s not what I’d like to write about here. What does it mean for US citizens and all other people around the world? We know, but what does it mean for us – IT professionals and/or internet portals serving news […]

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Improved InnoDB rw_lock patch

 | October 20, 2008 |  Posted In: Percona Software

There is patch from Google to improve SMP performance , but for some workloads it showed for us reverse scalability. E.g. update_key benchmark from sysbench. There are also results with Yasufumi’s rw_locks (http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=26442)

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Percona welcomes Ewen Fortune and Piotr Biel

 | October 1, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Although we haven’t announced any new members in a while, the Percona team has continued to grow steadily behind the scenes. Our hiring policy is to have a few months’ provisional period to ensure the…, of course. Ewen has been a consultant and contractor before joining Percona, and has many years of experience in Oracle, MySQL, Unix systems ….

Piotr Biel lives in Poland, quite close to our other Polish team member (Maciek Dobrzanski). In his past as a system architect he … can do!

Ewen and Piotr, a very warm welcome to the Percona team from all of us, and we are so glad to …

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Development plans

 | September 8, 2008 |  Posted In: Percona Software

We gathered together our ideas of MySQL improvements on this page https://www.percona.com/percona-lab/dev-plan.html and we are going to implement some of them. My favorite one is – make InnoDB files .ibd (one created with –innodb-file-per-table=1) movable from one server to another, however it is sort of challenging. Probably next one patch we want to integrate is […]

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Will Percona Support Drizzle ?

 | August 6, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

People are asking me if Percona will support Drizzle and what is in general our position regarding this project. First about Support. We surely will support the customers if they select to run the Drizzle instead of MySQL Server. For us it is same as supporting MySQL Server with custom patches, which we do. In […]

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Percona turns two today !

 | August 1, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

July 31st 2006 was my last day working for MySQL and August 1st I started what later was incorporated Percona with Vadim joining me September 1st as co-founder. Two years is a significant anniversary for any startup – surviving (and being profitable) for 2 years can be seen as validation of our business model and […]

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Percona RPMS for RedHat 5 / CentOS 5 x86_64

 | July 31, 2008 |  Posted In: Percona Software

We prepared RPMs of our release for RedHat 5 / CentOS 5 x86_64 platform. https://www.percona.com/blog/mysql/RPM/RHEL5/5.0.62/ There was question what patcheset includes and if there is manuals. We have: microsecond resolution in slow-log extended query plan in slow-log and InnoDB statistics. You can read more here https://www.percona.com/blog/2008/04/20/updated-msl-microslow-patch-installation-walk-through/ User / Table / Index statistics (Google’s patch). More […]

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Percona builds with Percona patchsets

 | July 16, 2008 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Percona has a strong team of MySQL developers and consultants on board, so we decided to prepare builds with our patches and third-party patches which we think are very useful. We actually use these internally and for our customers. Current releases include: microslow patch (enables microsecond resolution in slow logs) execution plan (show info about […]

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