During April’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014, I attended a talk on MySQL 5.7 performance an scalability given by Dimitri Kravtchuk, the Oracle MySQL benchmark specialist. He mentioned at some point that the InnoDB double write buffer was a real performance killer. For the ones that don’t know what the innodb double write buffer is, it is a disk buffer were pages are written before being written to the actual data file. Upon restart, pages in the double write buffer are rewritten to their data files if complete. This is to avoid data file corruption with half written pages. I knew it has an impact on performance, on ZFS since it is transactional I always disable it, but I never realized how important the performance impact could be. Back from PLMCE, a friend had dropped home a Dell R320 server, asking …[Read more]
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I started using MySQL 11 years ago. That’s not too long compared to other people in the industry, but nonetheless here’s my perspective on the state of the MySQL industry after attending Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2104.
In short, the attitude around MySQL has changed from “Does it work?” to “Is it fast and reliable?” to “How do we manage it?” To further generalize, these periods correspond roughly to the original MySQL AB team, Percona and Oracle, and the last period is the current period so key players are emerging, like WebScaleSQL.
Does it work?
Peter Zaitsev said in one of his keynote talks that MySQL used to be considered a toy. Today …[Read more]
210 people registered for the inaugural “Open Source Appreciation Day” March 31 in Santa Clara, Calif. The event will be held each year at Percona Live henceforth.
To kick off the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2014, Percona held the first “Open Source Appreciation Day” on Monday, March 31st. Over 210 people registered and the day’s two free events focused on CentOS and OpenStack.
The OpenStack Today event brought together members of the …[Read more]
ScaleArc recently hired Percona to perform various tests on its database traffic management product. This post is the outcome of the benchmarks carried out by Uday Sawant (ScaleArc) and myself. You can also download the report directly as a PDF here.
The goal of these benchmarks is to identify the potential overhead of the ScaleArc software itself and the potential benefits of caching. The benchmarks were carried out with the trunk version of sysbench. For this reason, we used a very small set of data, so the measurements will be fast, and it’s known that caching has huge benefits when the queries themselves are rather expensive. We decided that we would rather show that benefit with a real-world application, which is coming later is this series. And if you’re in the Silicon Valley area, be sure to join us this evening at the …[Read more]
Facebook, the undisputed king of online social networks, has 1.23 billion monthly active users collectively contributing to an ocean of data-intensive tasks – making the company one of the world’s top MySQL users.
A small army of Facebook MySQL experts will be converging on Santa Clara, Calif. next week where several of them are leading sessions at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. I had the chance to chat virtually with four of them about their sessions: Steaphan Greene, Evan Elias, …[Read more]
The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 runs April 1-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Santa Clara Hyatt – but be sure to get there a day early for the inaugural Open Source Appreciation Day on March 31 – this event is free but because space is limited I suggest registering now to reserve your spot.
Interest is particularly high in OpenStack and its intersection with MySQL and Open Source Appreciation Day and the conference sessions and events reflect this. Last year, the Percona Live MySQL Conference included 4 talks with Trove (“Red Dwarf” at the time) as the …[Read more]
Ah database security… the black sheep of topics and something you would really rather not have to deal with right?
I mean surely all the fanfare and paranoia is reserved for the neck beards with tinfoil hats whom live in their own D.I.Y Faraday cage … that must be it … it just has to be?
No, the hard reality is the world is not rose tinted and “they” are out to get you be it for fun or for profit; from defacements to theft compromising your applications, and more importantly your data is big business. For some these acts are nothing short of sheer entertainment for an otherwise boring evening. (I’ll be speaking about this topic next week in much more detail at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. My session, “Security and why you need to review …[Read more]
I am very pleased to announce a new event in conjunction with the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo this year: Open Source Appreciation Day on Monday, March 31st in the Santa Clara Convention Center! We are pleased to announce two separate groups holding events this year under this new umbrella. We are hosting an event called “OpenStack Today” for those interested in learning more about developments in the OpenStack world. CentOS is holding the “CentOS Dojo Santa Clara” …[Read more]
Google senior systems engineer Jeremy Cole is once again teaming with LinkedIn senior software engineer Davi Arnaut for two InnoDB-focused sessions at the upcoming Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 this April 1-4 in Santa Clara, California.
The duo will present “InnoDB: A journey to the core II” on April 2 and “InnoDB: A hands-on exploration of on-disk storage with innodb-ruby” on April 4. Based on Jeremy’s InnoDB blog series, both sessions will be a continuation of …[Read more]
Mats Kindahl of Oracle is lead developer of MySQL Fabric
MySQL Fabric is an integrated framework for managing farms of MySQL servers with support for both high-availability and sharding. Its development has been spearheaded by Mats Kindahl, senior principal software developer in MySQL at Oracle.
Mats is leading the MySQL Scaling and High-Availability effort covering the newly released MySQL Fabric and the MySQL Applier for Hadoop. He is also the architect and implementer of several features (mostly replication features), including the row-based replication available in 5.1 and the binary log group commit available in MySQL 5.6. Before starting MySQL he earned a doctoral degree in the area of automated verification of distributed systems and worked with implementation of C and C++ compilers.
He’ll be presenting at next month’s …[Read more]
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