Tag - Storage

How Can ScaleFlux Handle MySQL Workload?

ScaleFlux Handle MySQL

Recently I had the opportunity to test a storage device from ScaleFlux called CSD 2000. In this blog post, I will share the results of using it to run MySQL in comparison with an Intel device that had a similar capacity.
First of all, why do we need another storage device? Why is ScaleFlux any […]

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Give Love to Your SSDs – Reduce innodb_io_capacity_max!

reduce innodb io capacity max

The innodb_io_capacity and innodb_io_capacity_max are often misunderstood InnoDB parameters. As consultants, we see, at least every month, people setting this variable based on the top IO write specifications of their storage. Is this a correct choice? Is it an optimal value for performance? What about the SSD/Flash wear leveling?
Innodb_io_capacity 101
Let’s begin with what […]

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Fsync Performance on Storage Devices


While preparing a post on the design of ZFS based servers for use with MySQL, I stumbled on the topic of fsync call performance. The fsync call is very expensive, but it is essential to databases as it allows for durability (the “D” of the ACID acronym).
Fsync Performance
Let’s first review the type of disk IO […]

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Using ioping to Evaluate Storage Performance for MySQL Workloads


In this blog post, we’ll look at how ioping can be used with other tools to understand and troubleshoot storage performance, specifically as it relates to MySQL workloads.
I recently ran into ioping, a nice little utility by Konstantin Khlebnikov that checks storage latency.  
For me, the main beauty of ioping is its simplicity and […]

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Looking at Disk Utilization and Saturation

DIsk Utilization and Saturation

In this blog post, I will look at disk utilization and saturation.
In my previous blog post, I wrote about CPU utilization and saturation, the practical difference between them and how different CPU utilization and saturation impact response times. Now we will look at another critical component of database performance: the storage subsystem. In this post, I […]

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