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What’s up with HandlerSocket?

I’ve presented at two different venues about HandlerSocket recently and the number one question that always arises is:

Why hasn’t HandlerSocket become more popular than it is?

Considering how fast and awesome HandlerSocket is, it’s not seeing as rapid adoption as some might expect. I theorize that there are five reasons for this:

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Up until the beginning of the year, HandlerSocket had a couple of bugs that a lot of people considered deal-breakers, and it’s not widely known that these issues have been fixed.

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HandlerSocket Edge Cases

A couple of weeks ago at the San Francisco MySQL Meetup, I gave a talk on HandlerSocket and got a couple of questions that, while I thought I knew the answer, I had never actually verified by testing. So, for the attendees who asked, here are the questions and answers: Can you use HandlerSocket on [...]

Where does HandlerSocket really save you time?

HandlerSocket has really generated a lot of interest because of the dual promises of ease-of-use and blazing-fast performance. The performance comes from eliminating CPU consumption. Akira Higuchi’s HandlerSocket presentation from a couple of months back had some really good profile results for libmysql versus libhsclient (starting at slide 15). Somebody in the audience at Percona Live asked about the profile results when using prepared statements and I’m just getting around to publishing the numbers now; I’ll reproduce the original numbers here, for reference:

libmysql (Akira’s Numbers)
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Using HandlerSocket with auto increment columns

UPDATE 2011-03-15 12:50 Pacific – This post may already be out of date, am testing with a fresh snapshot of the source and will update accordingly. (Thanks, Andy)

Several weeks ago at Percona Live 2011, I presented on HandlerSocket. Due to time constraints, I had to omit some more in-depth discussions in favor of being able to present a broad overview. One of those discussions was about how, exactly, HandlerSocket does not play nicely with auto increment columns. So I wanted to take the time here to show how they behave together versus how we might expect.

Let’s take, for example, a standard setup using a standard SQL_MODE (not using anything like …

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Speaking about HandlerSocket at the next SF MySQL Meetup

[shameless plug] I’ll be at the next SF MySQL Meetup giving a talk on HandlerSocket called “NoSQL in MySQL: HandlerSocket plugin demystified”. We’ll ask, and answer, the following questions: What is HandlerSocket? Where does HandlerSocket fit in my application stack? Why would I want to use HandlerSocket? How do I use Handlersocket? We’ll walk through [...]

Upcoming Webinar on HandlerSocket

On March 29th, I’ll be giving a webinar whose title is “Understanding HandlerSocket – A NoSQL PlugIn For MySQL”. This is a continuation and extension of the talk I gave during the Percona Live Event in San Francisco back in February. We’ll ask, and answer, the following questions:

  • What is HandlerSocket?
  • Where does HandlerSocket fit in my application stack?
  • Why would I want to use HandlerSocket?
  • How do I use Handlersocket?

Description:

http://www.percona.com/webinars/2011-03-29-understanding-handlersocket-a-nosql-plugIn-for-mysql/

To register:

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Nagios Checks for HandlerSocket

I’ve written some new Nagios checks for HandlerSocket. check_handlersocket is a part of http://code.google.com/p/check-mysql-all/, and is meant to be called locally on the HandlerSocket server (usually via NRPE), but the perl-Net-HandlerSocket module must be installed. Feedback is welcome, usage is as follows: Usage: check_handlersocket -K [options] Options: -K, --check= The check to run --columns= Comma-separated [...]

Connecting to HandlerSocket with localhost vs. 127.0.0.1

Using Net::HandlerSocket, here are some fun numbers for a single connection (open & close). When connecting to “localhost”, here’s the strace: open("/etc/hosts", O_RDONLY) = 3 fcntl(3, F_GETFD) = 0 fcntl(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) = 0 fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=187, ...}) = 0 mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x2b909a1a3000 read(3, "# Do not remove the following [...]

Installing HandlerSocket on CentOS 5 + Percona-Server in Five Easy Steps

I’ve been spending a lot of time working on HandlerSocket these days, so I’ll be posting tidbits on this a bit more frequently than in the past. This first post is a quick one to help people get a test environment up and running quickly so they can do their functional testing. The title is [...]

HandlerSocket is great, but don't compare it to Memcache just yet.

The HandlerSocket plugin for MySQL currently lacks atomic operations .  It is impossible to implement counters (increment/decrement value) or REPLACE functionality with the current implementation. 

It currently exceeds the performance of Memcache for get/set operations, but I want to see how fast it is once atomic operations are implemented. Until then, I don't think it is a serious contender for replacing Memcache for the cache layer in a complex environment.

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