Regular readers of this Blog or attendees at the 2010 O’Reilly MySQL Conference may recall a feature that the MySQL Cluster team were working to speed up JOINs (see Jonas’s slides from that conference here). The good news is that work has continued since then and it is now part of the new MySQL Cluster 7.2 Milestone Development Release. This post will step through where to get hold of the binaries and see the benefits for yourself. The examples I try here result in a 25x speedup just by turning the feature on – I’ve also seen a 50x speedup on other queries!
We’re anxious to get feedback on what benefits you see with your application’s JOINs, please respond to this post.
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