MySQL performance can be increased in two ways, software optimization and hardware upgrades. While the previous articles have covered much of the software side of performance optimization, we are now going to focus on the hardware aspect.
Does hardware help boost performance?
Like software optimization, hardware upgrades for MySQL systems are based upon set goals for an organisation. The question is not what hardware would work best; rather a question of what hardware will help the organisation achieve an X goal.
The answer is yes, hardware does boost performance, but there are a few caveats to this. There are cases such as organizations’ demands are fulfilled even with crappy hardware, and all [Read more...]
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