In the last six months, things have gotten much busier in the world of MySQL performance. That is, making MySQL and InnoDB scale faster out of the box. This is a great trend and I hope it keeps going. At this point I’m fighting to find enough time to read about what people are doing; I can’t keep up fast enough to actually understand the improvements. That’s also good.
The blogs that are posting the most news and analysis are MySQL Performance Blog, Mikael Ronstrom’s blog, DimitriK’s blog, and Mark Callaghan’s blog.