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Percona Live Europe Featured Talks: Modern sysbench – Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks with Alexey Kopytov

 | September 21, 2017 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Europe 2017

Welcome to another post in our series of interview blogs for the upcoming Percona Live Europe 2017 in Dublin. This series highlights a number of talks that will be at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter. This blog post is with Alexey Kopytov, sofware […]

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sysbench Histograms: A Helpful Feature Often Overlooked

 | September 20, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Sysbench Histograms

In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to run and use sysbench histograms. One of the features of sysbench that I often I see overlooked (and rarely used) is its ability to produce detailed query response time histograms in addition to computing percentile numbers. Looking at histograms together with throughput or latency over time […]

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Performance Schema Benchmarks: OLTP RW

 | January 26, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, open source databases, OpenSource Databases on big machines

Performance Schema Benchmarks

In this blog post, we’ll look at Performance Schema benchmarks for OLTP Read/Write workloads. I am in love with Performance Schema and talk a lot about it. Performance Schema is a revolutionary MySQL troubleshooting instrument, but earlier versions had performance issues. Many of these issues are fixed now, and the default options work quickly and […]

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Millions of Queries per Second: PostgreSQL and MySQL’s Peaceful Battle at Today’s Demanding Workloads

and  | January 6, 2017 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, MySQL, open source databases, OpenSource Databases on big machines, Percona Live

PostgreSQL and MySQL

This blog compares how PostgreSQL and MySQL handle millions of queries per second. Anastasia: Can open source databases cope with millions of queries per second? Many open source advocates would answer “yes.” However, assertions aren’t enough for well-grounded proof. That’s why in this blog post, we share the benchmark testing results from Alexander Korotkov (CEO of […]

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Benchmark MongoDB with sysbench

 | May 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MongoDB

Benchmark MongoDB with sysbench

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to benchmark MongoDB with sysbench. In an earlier post, I mentioned our use of sysbench-mongodb (via this fork) to run benchmarks of MongoDB servers. I now want to share our work extending sysbench to make it work with MongoDB. If you’re not familiar with sysbench, it’s a great project developed […]

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The MySQL query cache: Worst enemy or best friend?

 | August 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

During the last couple of months I have been involved in an unusually high amount of performance audits for e-commerce applications running with Magento. And although the systems were quite different, they also had one thing in common: the MySQL query cache was very useful. That was counter-intuitive for me as I’ve always expected the […]

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Q&A: High availability when using MySQL in the cloud

 | June 19, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

Last week I hosted a webinar on using MySQL in the cloud for High Availability (HA) alongside 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper. You can watch the recording and also download the slides (free) here. Just click the “Register” button at the end of that page. We had several excellent questions and we didn’t have time […]

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Update on the InnoDB double-write buffer and EXT4 transactions

 | June 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, InnoDB, MySQL

IMPORTANT: DON’T TRY THIS IN PRODUCTION. As demonstrated by Marko (see comments), it may corrupt your data. In a post, written a few months ago, I found that using EXT4 transactions with the “data=journal” mount option, improves the write performance significantly, by 55%, without putting data at risk. Many people commented on the post mentioning […]

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