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What part of NoSQL don't you understand?
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In the word "NoSQL", the letters "No" are an acronym so the meaning is "Not Only SQL" rather than "No SQL". True or false?

Historically, it's false

The first NoSQL product was a classic DBMS which didn't happen to use SQL for a query language, featured in Linux Journal in 1999. Its current web page has a traffic-sign symbol of the word SQL with a bar through it, and a title "NoSQL: a non-SQL RDBMS".

For a meetup in June 2009 about "open source, distributed, non-relational databases" the question came up "What's a good name?" Eric Evans of Rackspace suggested NoSQL, a suggestion which

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MySQL Performance: More in depth with LinkBench Workload on MySQL 5.7, MariaDB 10.1 and also Percona Server 5.6
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This is the next chapter of the story started in my previous article and related to the updated results on LinkBench workload published by MariaDB..

Keeping in mind that the obtained results are completely opposite from both sides, I've started to investigate then the same LinkBench-150GB 64 concurrent users workload from the "most favorable" possible test conditions on the same 40cores-HT server as in my previous article:

  • InnoDB Buffer Pool (BP) = 150G (so, all the data may remain in memory)



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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Bloggers Meetup
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Guess what? You all know that it’s coming, when it’s coming and where… That’s right! The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of your top favourite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time.

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014

When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (

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MySQL upgrade best practices
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MySQL upgrades are necessary tasks and we field a variety of questions here at Percona Support regarding MySQL upgrade best practices. This post highlights recommended ways to upgrade MySQL in different scenarios.

Why are MySQL upgrades needed? The reasons are many and include: Access to new features, performance benefits, bug fixes…. However, MySQL upgrades can be risky if not tested extensively beforehand with your application because the process might break it, prevent the application from functioning properly – or performance issues could arise following the upgrade. Moreover, I suggest keeping an eye on

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Some current MySQL Architecture writings
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So, I’ve been looking around for a while (and a few times now) for any good resources that cover a bunch of MySQL architecture and technical details aimed towards the technically proficient but not MySQL literate audience. I haven’t really found anything. I mean, there’s the (huge and very detailed) MySQL manual, there’s the MySQL Internals manual (which is sometimes only 10 years out of date) and there’s various blog entries around the place. So I thought I’d write something explaining roughly how it all fits together and what it does to your system (processes, threads, IO etc).(Basically, I’ve found myself explaining this enough times in the past few years that I should really write it down and just point people to my blog).

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MySQL 5.6.20 on POWER
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It’s been a little while since I blogged on MySQL on POWER (last time was thinking that new releases would be much better for running on POWER). Well, I recently grabbed the MySQL 5.6.20 source tarball and had a go with it on a POWER8 system in the lab. There is good news: I now only need one patch to have it function pretty flawlessly (no crashes). Unfortunately, there’s still a bit of an odd thing with some of the InnoDB mutex code (bug filed at some point soon).

But, with this one patch applied, I was getting okay sysbench results and things are looking good.

Now just to hope the MySQL team applies my other patches that improve things on POWER. To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed many of them have sat there for this long… it doesn’t help build a

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Announcing TokuDB v7.5: Read Free Replication
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Today we released TokuDB® v7.5, the latest version of Tokutek’s storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB.

I’ll be publishing two blogs next week to go into more details about our new “Read Free Replication”, but here are high level descriptions of the most important new features.

Read Free Replication TokuDB replication slaves can now be configured to process the binary logs with virtually no read IO. This is accomplished via two new server parameters: one to allow the skipping of uniqueness checks (for inserts and updates), the other to eliminate read-before-write behavior (for updates and deletes). The two other conditions are that the slave must be in read-only mode and replication must be row based. Hot Backup Now Supports Multiple Directories (Enterprise Edition) The original implementation of our Hot Backup functionality was only  [Read more...]
Lessons from Deploying MySQL GTID at Scale
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by Evan Elias and Santosh Praneeth Banda


Global Transaction ID (GTID) is one of the most compelling new features of MySQL 5.6. It provides major benefits in failover, point-in-time backup recovery, and hierarchical replication, and it's a prerequisite for crash-safe multi-threaded replication. Over the course of the last few months, we enabled GTID on every production MySQL instance at Facebook. In the process, we learned a great deal about deployment and operational use of the feature. We plan to open source many of our server-side fixes via WebScaleSQL, as we believe others in the scale community can



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Managing big data? Say ‘hello’ to HP Vertica
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Over the past few months, I’ve seen an increase in the following use case while working on performance and schema review engagements:

I need to store exponentially increasing amounts of data and analyze all of it in real-time.

This is also known simply as: “We have big data.” Typically, this data is used for user interaction analysis, ad tracking, or other common click stream applications. However, it can also be seen in threat assessment (ddos mitigation, etc), financial forecasting, and other applications as well. While MySQL (and other OLTP systems) can handle this to a degree, it is by no means a forte. Some of the pain points include:

  • Cost of rapidly
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Tweaking MySQL Galera Cluster to handle large databases - open_files_limit
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September 18, 2014 By Severalnines

Galera Cluster is a popular choice for achieving high availability using synchronous replication. Though if you are planning to run huge sites with many DB objects (tables), a few tweaks are necessary. 

 

Yes, you might have been successful in loading your 1000s of databases and 1000s of tables, but what happens if you have a node failure and Galera recovery fails?

 

In this blog post we will show you how to determine one common error related to the open_files_limit that MySQL imposes, and also to spot another potential pitfall.

 

Open_files_limit

 

If you are using wsrep_sst_method=xtrabackup

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