We wanted to thank everyone for naming Tokutek the Corporate Contributor of the Year 2013 for ongoing contribution to the MySQL community.
The MySQL Community Awards are given annually to the people and companies that support the MySQL ecosystem. The MySQL Community Award for Corporate Contributor of the Year recognizes a company or other organization or entity that has made valuable contributions to the MySQL ecosystem either in terms of open source code, knowledge, funding or other resources or sponsorship. The winners are selected by an independent community panel.
“Open Source is about collaborating and contributing to build …[Read more]
Thanks to all of those who came to the lightning talks this evening. We’ve got the audio posted here and the lyrics below.
Stay tuned for the video as well….
As I browse through the archive where I keep all my code
I look at my software and see it’s very old
But that’s just perfect for a …
Since we announced that TokuDB is now open source, there has been a lot of positive feedback (thanks!) and also some questions about the details. I want to take this opportunity to give a quick high level guide to describe what our repositories on Github are.
Here are the repositories:
ft-index. This repository is the “magic”. It contains
the Fractal Tree data structures we have been talking about for
years. This is also the main piece that was previously closed
source. Here are some interesting directories:
- src: This directory is a layer that implements an API that is similar to the BDB API.
- locktree: an in-memory data structure that maintains transactions’ row-level locks. …
I enjoyed Stewart Smith’s MySQL storage engine blog last week. In it he noted “I cannot emphasize how much more interesting TokuDB would be if it were open source.” Well, with our open source announcement yesterday, hopefully we are getting interesting.
We wanted to thank everyone for the great feedback. Here is a sampling from some of the forums where dialogue is occurring:
BrianAtDTS: “With this update, this puts MySQL in the upper echelon of data storage applications. You don’t have anything like this in any of the other major db’s.”
Every few months, I get the fun job of announcing what’s new in TokuDB®, but this time is special. With Version 7, TokuDB for MySQL and MariaDB is going open source.
The free Community Edition is fully functional and fully performant. It has all the compression you’ve come to expect from TokuDB. It has hot schema changes: no-down-time column insertion, deletion, renaming, etc., as well as index creation. It has clustering secondary keys. We are also announcing an Enterprise Edition (coming soon) with additional benefits, such as a support package and advanced backup and recovery tools.
Making TokuDB open source is a natural next step for Tokutek’s involvement in the MySQL community. So far, Tokutek has been involved in the community in many ways:
- We’ve contributed a number of …
If T.S. Eliot were a MySQL DBA, I think he would have been more upbeat about April.
We are gearing up for an incredible second half of April. We will be presenting three separate sessions at the Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013, April 22-25, in Santa Clara, CA. In addition, we will be presenting at SkySQL’s MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day on Friday, April 26 at the same location.
Come by to see us in Booth #114, or stop by one of our sessions:[Read more]
Last month my colleague Rich Prohaska covered the technical details of our “Fast Update” feature which we added to TokuDB in version 6.6. The message based architecture of Fractal Tree Indexes allows us to defer certain operations while still maintaining the semantics that MySQL users require.
In the case of Fast Updates, TokuDB is avoiding the read-before-write requirement that the existing MySQL update statement imposes on storage engines. We can simply inject an update message into the Fractal Tree Index, and apply that message at a later time. The message is dynamically applied if a user selects that specific row, and permanently when the message buffers …[Read more]
We recently resumed our discussion around bringing Fractal Tree indexes to MongoDB. This effort includes Tokutek’s interview with Jeff Kelly at Strata as well as my two recent tech blogs which describe the compression achieved on a generic MongoDB data set and performance improvements we measured using on our implementation of Sysbench for MongoDB. I have a full line-up of benchmarks and blogs planned for the next few months, as our project continues. Many of these will be deeply technical and written by the Tokutek developers.
We have a group …[Read more]
During the second half of our CUBE discussion with Wikibon analyst Jeff Kelly at this year’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, we talked about the tipping point for Big Data. Strata veterans could see at a glance that this year’s conference was markedly different. No longer the exclusive domain of geeks and database administrators, this year’s Strata featured some of the biggest enterprise vendors around. With heavy weight enterprise players Intel and EMC Greenplum announcing their own Hadoop distributions, big data is clearly going mainstream. Now that we know how to capture, store, access and analyze big data, what’s the next step? Listen in to hear my conversation with Jeff Kelly about taking big data down its last mile and finally putting it in the hands of business users.
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