I frequently talk to our customer base about what keeps them up at night. While there is a large variance of answers, they tend to fall into one of two categories. The first is the conditioned fear of some monster lurking behind the scenes that could pounce at any time. The second, of course, […]Read more
Some years ago, Peter Z wrote a blogpost about using MySQL Sandbox to deploy multiple server versions. Last February, Giuseppe introduced us to its successor: dbdeployer. In this blogpost we will demonstrate how to use it. There is a lot of information in Giuseppe’s post, so head there if you want a deeper dive.
First step […]
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 […]
This post discusses the next MySQL development milestone: MySQL 8.0.1.
From the outset, MySQL 8.0 has received plenty of attention. Both this blog (see the MySQL 8.0 search) and other sites around the Internet have covered it. Early reviews seem positive (including my own MySQL 8.0 early bugs review). There is plenty of excitement about the new features.
As for […]
This blog post will detail the results of Samsung storage in
tpcc-mysql benchmark using Percona Server.
I had an opportunity to test different Samsung storage devices under tpcc-mysql benchmark powered by Percona Server 5.7. You can find a summary with details here https://github.com/Percona-Lab-results/201607-tpcc-samsung-storage/blob/master/summary-tpcc-samsung.md
I have in my possession:
Samsung 850 Pro, 2TB: This is a SATA device and is positioned […]Read more
During a typical release cycle for TokuDB at Tokutek, we spend time qualifying and hardening the product using numerous tools. For example, we run stress and unit tests directly on the Fractal Tree indexes, MySQL Test Runner (MTR) tests on the storage engine as well as numerous performance benchmarks to prevent regressions. In addition, […]Read more
8PM. One of the servers found a critical bug. Hop online and discuss, log bug. 10PM. Patch ready. 10:30PM. New build ready. 10:45PM. New RQG run initiated. This was by no means an uncommon sight during the months of testing that went into Percona Server 5.6, in fact it was commonplace.
At a certain point, […]