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Where are they now: MySQL Storage Engines
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There was once a big hooplah about the MySQL Storage Engine Architecture and how it was easy to just slot in some other method of storage instead of the provided ones. Over the years I’ve repeatedly mentioned how this

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What is in the PBMS patch for MySQL 5.5
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I thought people may be interested to know what the PBMS patch for MySQL actually patches, in case they should think this is a major hack into the MySQL source code.

Almost all of  the patch consists of  the PBMS daemon source code which is added to the "storage/pbms" folder in the MySQL source code tree. Other than that here is a list of the actual MySQL files touched and what the patch is for:

  • sql/CMakeLists.txt:
    Added PBMS source directories to the header file search list.
    Lines added: 1.
  • sql/handler.cc:
    Added PBMS server side API calls to check for longblob columns being modified or tables containing longblob columns being dropped or renamed. This is the guts of the PBMS patch.
    Lines added: 170.
  • libmysql/CMakeLists.txt:
    Added PBMS API functions to the client API








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PBMS Version 2 released
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Version 2 of the PBMS daemon is now ready.

Here are the major changes introduced with this version:
  • PBMS is fully integrated with MySQL 5.5:
    PBMS is now provided as a patch for MySQL 5.5 which simplifies installation and provides numerous benefits.

    • All engines are "PBMS enabled":
      PBMS no longer requires that you have a "PBMS enabled" storage engine to be able to use PBMS.

    • The MySQL client lib provides the PBMS client API:
      You no longer need to link your application to a separate PBMS lib to use the PBMS 'C' API.

    • mysqldump understands PBMS BLOB URLS:
      When dumping tables or databases containing PBMS BLOB URLs mysqldump will dump the referenced BLOBs as binary data to a separate file. Since the BLOBs are dumped to their own file there is no need to












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PBMS presentation at MySQL Conference
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Just a reminder that I will be presenting a session on PBMS at the
MySQL Conference on Thursday April 14 at 10:50.

The title is "BLOB Data And Thinking Out Side The Box" where I will be talking about the new PBMS daemon with a focus on how it handles replication and backup.


Hope to see you there!
Why use PBMS?
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Why use PBMS?

I have talked to people about why they should use PBMS to handle BLOB data often enough, so I was surprised when someone asked me where they could find this information and I discovered I had never actually written it down anywhere.  So here it is.
If you are unfamiliar with PBMS, PBMS stands for PrimeBase Media Streaming. For details please have a look at the home page for BLOB Streaming.
  Both MySQL and Drizzle are not designed to handle BLOB data efficiently. This is not a storage engine problem, most storage engines can store BLOB data reasonably efficiently, but the problem is in the server architecture itself. The problem is that the BLOB data is transferred to and from the server as part of the regular result set. To do this both the server and the client must allocate a buffer large enough



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New PBMS version
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A new version of PBMS for drizzle has been pushed up to launchpad:

drizzle_pbmsV2

I have rewritten PBMS and changed the way that BLOBs are referenced in order to make PBMS more flexible and to fix some of it's limitations. I have also removed some of the more confusing parts of the code and reorganized it in an attempt to make it easier for people to find there way around it.

So apart form some cosmetic changes what is different?

Maybe the best answer would be to say what hasn't changed: the user and engine API  and the way in which the actual data is stored on the disk remains pretty much unchanged, but everything else has changed.

The best place to start is with the BLOB URL, the old URL looked like this:
"~*1261157929~5-128-6147b252-0-0-37"the










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PBMS version 0.5.015 beta has been released.
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A new release of the PrimeBase Media Streaming daemon is now available for download at
http://www.blobstreaming.org .

This release doesn't contain any major new features just some bug fixes and a lot of house keeping changes.

If you look at the download section on http://www.blobstreaming.org you will see that there are now more packages that can be downloaded. I have separated out different client side components from the PBMS project and created separate launchPad projects for each one. You can see them listed in the "Related Links" side panel to the right of this post.

  • The "PBMS Client Library" facilitates communication with the PBMS daemon. This library is independent of the PBMS daemon's host server and can be used to communicate with a







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PBMS is in the Drizzle tree!
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If you haven't already heard PBMS is now part of the Drizzle tree.

Getting it there was a fair bit of work but not as much as I had thought it would be. The process of getting it to work with Drizzle and running it thorough Hudson has improved the code a lot. It is amazing what some compilers will catch that others will let by. I am now a firm believer in treating all compiler warnings as errors.

I am just in the process of updating the PBMS plugin so that it will build and install the PBMS client library (libpbmscl.so) as well as the plugin. The PBMS client library is a standalone library that can be used to access the PBMS daemon weather it is running as part of MySQL or Drizzle. So a PBMS client library built with Drizzle can be used to access a PBMS daemon running as part of MySQL and vice-versa.

There is also PHP extension for PBMS that is basically





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PBMS in Drizzle
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Some of you may have noticed that blob streaming has been merged into the main Drizzle tree recently. There are a few hooks inside the Drizzle kernel that PBMS uses, and everything else is just in the plug in.

For those not familiar with PBMS it does two things: provide a place (not in the table) for BLOBs to be stored (locally on disk or even out to S3) and provide a HTTP interface to get and store BLOBs.

This means you can do really neat things such as have your BLOBs replicated, consistent and all those nice databasey things as well as easily access them in a scalable way (everybody knows how to cache HTTP).

This is a great addition to the AlsoSQL arsenal of Drizzle. I’m looking forward to it advancing and being adopted (now much easier that it’s in the main repository)

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BLOBs are not just blobs
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Recently when talking to someone about PBMS it occurred to me that I had been thinking about BLOBs in the traditional database sense in that they were atomic blocks of data the content of which the server knew nothing about. But with PBMS that need not be the case.

The simplest enhancement would be to allow the client to send a BLOB request to the PBMS daemon with an offset and size to just return a chunk of the BLOB. Depending on the application and the BLOB contents this may make perfectly good sense, why force the client to retrieve the entire BLOB if it only want part of it.

A much more interesting idea would be to enable the user to provide custom server side functions that they could run against the BLOB.

So how would his work?

The PBMS daemon would provide its own "BLOB functions" plugin API. The API would be quite simple where the







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OpenSQLCamp Videos online!
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OpenSQLCamp was a huge success! I took videos of most of the sessions (we only had 3 video cameras, and 4 rooms, and 2 sessions were not recorded). Unfortunately, I was busy doing administrative stuff for opensqlcamp for the opening keynote and first 15 minutes of the session organizing, and when I got to the planning board, it was already full….so I was not able to give a session.

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PBMS Cloud storage is back!
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Hi,

Support for S3 BLOB storage has now been fully integrated into the PBMS engine. It works in much the same way that I mentioned in an earlier post but with some important changes so I will explain it all again here.

When using S3 BLOB storage with PBMS the BLOB reference tracking and metadata is handled the same as before in that they are stored in the BLOB record in the repository, but the actual BLOB is stored on an S3 server.

To setup S3 storage you need to add an S3 cloud reference record to the pbms.pbms_cloud table provided by PBMS. For example:

INSERT INTO pbms.pbms_cloud(ID, Server, bucket, PublicKey, PrivateKey) VALUES(16, "S3.amazonaws.com", "PBMS-Test", "abc123", "amjr15vWq");

Then you need to tell PBMS which database should use S3 cloud storage for its BLOBs. This is done by updating a couple of records in the









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PBMS will be at the OpenSQL camp in Portland Nov. 14-15
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I am planning on presenting a session on PBMS at the OpenSQL camp. I am in hopes of have a chance to discuss PBMS with people and find out how they are planning on using it and what features they would like to see in it.

But even if you are not interested in PBMS you should still come if for no other reason than the free pizza!

I am proud to say the PrimeBase Technologies is one of the organizations who's sponsorship money is helping to provide the free pizza.

I will see you all there,

Barry
PBMS version 0.5.09 has been released.
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A new release of the PrimeBase Media Streaming engine is now available for download at
http://www.blobstreaming.org .

The main focus of this release was to provide the features required to make PBMS production ready and with the addition of transaction support and engine level backup I think it is almost there. The engine does not yet provide engine level replication but it will in a future release.

What's new:
  • PBMS now provides two methods to backup the BLOB repository which are documented here.
  • PBMS now supports transactions independently of the storage engine.
  • There is now a PHP extension for PBMS. Check it out!







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New simplified engine interface for PBMS
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By making PBMS transactional I have been able to greatly simplify the engine interface making it much easier for engine builders to build in support for PBMS. How much simpler is it? From the time I decided to make InnoDB PBMS enabled to when I started the rebuild of MySQL was less than half an hour!

The same way that I added PBMS support to InnoDB it can be added directly to the MySQL server so that the PBMS engine will be used for BLOB storage for all engines regardless of if they have been enabled or not. PBMS support for drizzle will be provided via a data filter plug-in which I have yet to write but will soon.

To add PBMS support all you need to do is add the file pbms_enabled.cc to your source code and add the following to your handler code. I will use the InnoDB handler code as an example:


File ha_innodb.cc:










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PBMS is transactional!
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The PBMS engine now has built in support for transaction so that if you reference or dereference BLOBs during a transaction the changes you made will be committed or rolled back with the transaction. Up until now PBMS had depended on the host engine to handle transactions and inform it what needed to be done in the event of a rollback.

I have implemented transaction support by adding a circular transaction log and transaction cache. The circular transaction log is dynamic and can grow and shrink as required. The transaction records are all small (30 byte) fixed length records so the log doesn’t need to be that large to be able to handle a lot of transactions. A head and tail pointer are maintained to indicate where the head and tail of the circular log is. If the circular log becomes full then the records just overflow and are written to the end of the log. Once the

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PrimeBase Engines at the MySQL Conference 2009
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Barry, Vladimir and I (the entire PrimeBase dev team!) will be presenting next week at the MySQL User Conference and Expo.

We've got lots of cool stuff going on. Barry will tell you how PBMS can store your BLOBs in the clouds, Vladimir will be explaining what makes PBXT so fast, and I will be talking about the past, the present and the future...

Even if that all doesn't interest you, be sure to just drop by to say hi. We're friendly, really! :)

The PBXT Storage Engine: Meeting Future Challenges
Paul McCullagh
3:05pm - 3:50pm Tuesday, 04/21/2009
Ballroom B

BLOB Streaming: Efficient Reliable BLOB Handling
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BLOB storage in the cloud with PBMS
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I am pleased to announce a cloud storage version of the PBMS engine.

What I have created is a version of PBMS that stores the BLOB data in a cloud and when a request for the data comes in the client is sent a redirect to get the BLOB directly from the cloud. The BLOB reference tracking and metadata is handled the same as before in that they are stored in the BLOB record in the repository but the actual BLOB is stored somewhere else.

This has several advantages over storing the BLOB in the repository record:
  • It reduces the disk storage requirement of the database server’s machine.
  • It reduces the bandwidth requirement of the database server’s machine.
  • The beauty of it is that the client application doesn’t need to know anything about



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    The PrimeBase BLOB Streaming (PBMS) engine alpha version 5.08 is ready
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    Alpha version 5.08 of the BLOB streaming engine for MySQL has been released. You can download the source code from www.blobstreaming.org/download. The documentation has also been updated.

    What's new in 5.08:
    • All PBMS data is stored under a 'pbms' directory in the MySQL server's data directory rather than in the database directories them selves.
    • This version now builds with Drizzle and can be loaded as a 'Blobcontainer' plug-in.
    • Added the possibility of storing BLOB metadata along with the BLOB in the repository.
    • Added the possibility of assigning an alias to a BLOB, which can then be used to retrieve the BLOB instead of using the engine generated URL.
    • Added an updateable system table 'pbms_metadata_header' to control which HTTP headers are stored as



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    PBMS supports Drizzle
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    The PBMS engine now works with Drizzle. Well actually it has been working with Drizzle for several months since I have been using Drizzle as my 'host' server while adding new features to the engine. I will tell you about the new features in future posts.
    Hooks for a 'blobcontainer' type plug-in have been added to Drizzle that allow a plug-in to catch insert. update, or delete operations on BLOB columns in any table and handle the BLOB storage itself. The plug-in gets called above the storage engine level so it is independent of the storage engines. This is very similar to the way that PBMS works in MySQL 5.1 with engines other than PBXT where it uses triggers to perform the same function. But the way it is done with Drizzle is a lot more efficient.
    So in Drizzle the PBMS engine is both a 'blobcontainer' plug-in as well as a storage engine. 
    Surprisingly little needed to be


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