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  Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Replication Features in MySQL 5.6: Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges

MySQL 5.6 has been out for a few months and it provides a lot of enhancements, specifically with regards to replication:

  • Global transaction identifiers offer an efficient way to deal with the hassles of maintaining a replication topology when a master crashes.
  • Multi-threaded replication is a nice solution to overcome the performance limitations of the regular single-threaded replication.
  • Crash-safe replication provides new configuration to make replication more resilient in case of a crash.
  • Binlog checksums aims at avoiding data corruption.

This session aims at exploring these new features. You will learn which problems they are likely to solve and how they can improve the performance or the resilience of your application. We will also discuss their limitations and the challenges you may face while trying to implement them.

Stephane Combaudon
Senior Architect
Stéphane joined Percona in July 2012, after working as a MySQL DBA for leading French companies. In real life, he lives in Paris with his wife and their twin daughters. When not in front of a computer or not spending time with his family, he likes playing chess and hiking.

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