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Test driving the Spider storage engine - sharding for the masses


At the MySQL Conference 2009 I attended a session about the Spider storage engine, an engine with built-in sharding features.
The talk was notable for the speaker wearing a spiderman costume, and for some language barrier that made the talk less enjoyable than it should be. That's a pity, because the engine is very intriguing, and deserves some exploration.


What is the Spider engine, then? In short, it's an extension to the partitioning engine with the ability of connecting to remote servers. Basically, partitions + federated, except that Federated is explicitly removed during the …

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Thoughts on tackling InnoDB’s auto increment

As I mentioned in my previous entry, InnoDB has it’s own auto increment counter which it uses to generate the next value for the database kernel (as we call it in Drizzle). At Drizzle project, we came across a suspicion that InnoDB doesn’t increment it’s internal counter on row updates. So what can this mean to you as a database admin?

Well, consider this simple table:

CREATE TABLE t1 (
    a INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
    val INT
) ENGINE=InnoDB;

and the following statements:

drizzle> INSERT INTO t1 (val) VALUES (1);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)
 
drizzle> UPDATE t1 SET a=4 WHERE a=1;
Query OK, 1 …
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Schedule of the MySQL Developer Room at FOSDEM 2009 finalized and published

We've now concluded our call for papers for the MySQL Developer Room at FOSDEM 2009 in Brussels, Belgium, which will be open on Sunday, 8th of February from 09:00-17:00.

We received some excellent proposals and I am very excited about the schedule. Here's the quick summary of the talks:

  • Vladimir Kolesnikov: Practicing DBA's Guide to the PBXT Storage Engine
  • Kris Buytaert: Monitoring MySQL
  • Geert Vanderkelen: MySQL Cluster
  • Roland Bouman: MySQL 5.1 Plugins
  • Kaj Arnö: MySQL, powering and using Social Networks
  • Ewen Fortune: Percona MySQL patches and the XtraDB storage engine
  • Giuseppe Maxia: Boost performance with MySQL 5.1 partitions
  • Jurriaan Persyn: Database Sharding

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Schedule of the MySQL Developer Room at FOSDEM 2009 finalized and published

We've now concluded our call for papers for the MySQL Developer Room at FOSDEM 2009 in Brussels, Belgium, which will be open on Sunday, 8th of February from 09:00-17:00.

We received some excellent proposals and I am very excited about the schedule. Here's the quick summary of the talks:

  • Vladimir Kolesnikov: Practicing DBA's Guide to the PBXT Storage Engine
  • Kris Buytaert: Monitoring MySQL
  • Geert Vanderkelen: MySQL Cluster
  • Roland Bouman: MySQL 5.1 Plugins
  • Kaj Arnö: MySQL, powering and using Social Networks
  • Ewen Fortune: Percona MySQL patches and the XtraDB storage engine
  • Giuseppe Maxia: Boost performance with MySQL 5.1 partitions
  • Jurriaan Persyn: Database Sharding

See the …

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A cool idea - Revision engine


Yesterday I saw an announcement in the MySQL internals@ list, about a new storage engine being released. DDengine has created a revision engine, a sort of embedded proxy inside MySQL that keeps track of the changes you do to your data.
The idea is clever. You write to your table, update and delete without any concern, and the revision engine stores your changes in the background.
I wanted to tried the engine on my laptop (Mac OSX), but there was no binary available for this architecture. I contacted the authors and I received prompt assistance until I had the product installed. Unfortunately, it crashes immediately. Well, it's to be expected for a version 0.1.
I then tried on Linux, and also here I received very quick assistance from Peter Benjamin Volk, Project Head at DDengine.
It now works on Linux, …

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Running Drupal 6 on MySQL 6 using the Falcon Storage Engine

This article describes how to install the Drupal 6.2 CMS on MySQL 6.0, using the Falcon Storage Engine. The operating system is a default Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" (x86) installation.

I will make a few assumptions here, in order to keep the instructions simple: a fresh OS install, no other MySQL databases or web services are running or have already been installed. Both MySQL and the web server are installed on the same host. You should be able to become root to install packages and to have access to the local file system and the system configuration.

This article will explain how to install and configure Apache/PHP, MySQL 6.0 and …

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Interested in writing a book about the DB2 for i5/OS Storage Engine?

IBM plans a residency to write a Redbook about the IBM DB2 for i5/OS as a Database Engine for MySQL:

Seize this opportunity to be among the first, elite IBM System i professionals worldwide to gain hands-on and practical experience with the MySQL on i5/OS. Working alongside and exchanging knowledge with some of the top database experts in the System i, you will develop a competitive edge that will serve you well in successful service delivery to System i clients. MySQL is used extensively with opensource PHP applications. As our customers deploy PHP web applications, many of them are looking to run MySQL as well.

The …

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Storing and streaming large binary objects using the Scalable BLOB Streaming Architecture for MySQL

Even though MySQL is used to power a lot of web sites and applications that handle large binary objects (BLOBs) like images, videos or audio files, these objects are usually not stored in MySQL tables directly today. The reason for that is that the MySQL Client/Server protocol applies certain restrictions on the size of objects that can be returned and that the overall performance is not acceptable, as the current MySQL storage engines have not really been optimized to properly handle large numbers of BLOBs. To work around these limitations, these projects usually just store a reference to the object (e.g. a path name in a regular file system). This approach works around the limitations applied by the MySQL Server, but results in a disconnection and potential source of inconsistency between the database and the file system content. There was an interesting discussion about that topic on Sheeri's …

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How to compile MySQL with the Falcon Storage Engine from the BitKeeper source tree

Now that the source tree for the new Falcon Storage Engine is finally public, here's a quick HOWTO on how to compile the server from source. This procedure is described in more detail in the MySQL Manual. I assume you use Linux and have the required development toolchain installed.

You first should get the free BK client from http://www.bitmover.com/bk-client2.0.shar, unpack and install it:

$ wget http://www.bitmover.com/bk-client2.0.shar
--17:34:34--   …
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How to compile MySQL with the Falcon Storage Engine from the BitKeeper source tree

Now that the source tree for the new Falcon Storage Engine is finally public, here's a quick HOWTO on how to compile the server from source. This procedure is described in more detail in the MySQL Manual. I assume you use Linux and have the required development toolchain installed.

You first should get the free BK client from http://www.bitmover.com/bk-client2.0.shar, unpack and install it:

$ wget http://www.bitmover.com/bk-client2.0.shar
--17:34:34--   …
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