We've published our first case study. The customer, ideeli, had a database that was struggling on standard MySQL and InnoDB. The big win was the upgrade to XtraDB. The business continued to grow quickly, and months later under much more traffic, the database is still outperforming their previous version.
I thought I'd write a few notes that didn't seem appropriate to include in the case study, because this was a fun project that might be interesting to readers.
As usual, it was all about diagnosing the problem correctly. I used a variety of tools to help with this, foremost among them "stalk" and "collect" from Aspersa. There were several problems, not just one, and they required[Read more...]