Wow. Our launch was picked up by many news sites. Here’s just a partial list. Thanks guys.[Read more...]
Boston, Mass., August 15, 2011 – ScaleBase, Inc. today announced the general availability of ScaleBase 1.0 for unlimited scalability of MySQL databases. ScaleBase 1.0 delivers MySQL performance and high availability, without the need to change a single line of application code. Users of MySQL can download and easily deploy the software by visiting http://www.scalebase.com/solution/download/.
ScaleBase utilizes two techniques for scaling: read-write …[Read more...]
I recently came across an interesting blog post on RedMonk (not surprising, as I read most of their posts). It’s called It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like SQL and basically it talks about query language for NoSQL databases. It seems that as NoSQL becomes more popular, users want to do more with it – a good level of querying, for example, is needed.
Now of course, since NoSQL is a family of products that work in radically different ways, it’s not certain that this is possible (or even desirable – read Alex Popescu’s …[Read more...]
Why MySQL Quicksand? Well, that’s easy enough: from experience I’ve learned that the margin between a fully functional MySQL database server and one that’s going into a grinding halt can be a very thin hairline. Getting it back to work may be a hell but it will, most of the time, be very possible to save your server.
Quicksand has the same trouble: it may appear to be quite sold, but a very small disturbance can cause a sudden decrease in viscosity and change it from solid to a liquid like substance. You will sink into it but, generally, not drown.
What will be posted here? Well not everything will be exclusively MySQL but mostly be …[Read more...]
It's been a while since my last post on this blog; I definitely need to get back into the habit! One of the reasons for my radio silence was that I switched roles here at Oracle. After having been with the MySQL team for 9 years, I felt it was time for a change. Fortunately I did not have to look far – I'm now a member of the Oracle Linux product management team and I am having a lot of fun there.
However, I realized that while I was an active Linux user on the desktop, quite a lot has happened on the enterprise and data center side of things. Linux has really come a long way and I am glad to be back in …[Read more...]
The Open DB
Camp in Sardinia 2011 has had a number of sessions on varying topics. Topics range from
MySQL over MongoDB to replication and High Availability.
I decided to tap into the database expert resources present here at Sardegna Ricerche by discussing a non-database issue, where one can expert database experts to have insights beyond those of end users. And they did.
The topic was the particular case of information …
I did a clean install on my Macbook Pro this morning, part of the clean install means, re-downloading things like MySQL.
When I installed it, I noticed that the pref-pane wouldn’t start MySQL. Even when it asked for my admin password. I thought maybe it was a boot up issue, so I rebooted, and got an error telling me that the permissions for the start up item were in secure.
Here’s what I did to debug/fix the problem.
chown -R root:wheel …[Read more...]
A Quick update based on Frederick’s comment below
** Please do not take these tips as THE answer, this is a complement, not a replacement. I have purposely not given specifics on how to configure anything, or what value to set, because I don’t want people copy pasting things, and then having their site crashing. Regarding mod_pagespeed, I said it’s the most bang for OUR buck.. it’s not recommended in production, nor do we have it …[Read more...]
Scribd is a top 100 site on the web and one of the largest sites built using Ruby on Rails. As one of the first rails sites to reach scale, we’ve built a lot of infrastructure and solved a lot of challenges to get Scribd to where it is today. We actively try to push the envelope and have contributed substantial work back to the open source community.
Scribd has an agile, startup culture and an unusually close working relationship between engineering and ops. You’ll regularly find cross-over work at Scribd, with ops people writing …[Read more...]
My wife – a good web designer with 6 years of experience with web design, HTML and CSS is looking for a job. Here is some information about her:
We’re physically located in Toronto, Canada, but she has a …[Read more...]