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New Stats Exposed in Go's database/SQL Package

If you’re someone who keeps up with the Go development cycle, then you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago Go entered its feature-freeze for the Go 1.11 release. One of the changes for this upcoming release that caught my eye was to the database/sql package. Daniel Theophanes contributed a change that introduces several new counters available via the DB.Stats() method.

If you’re not familiar with it, DB.Stats() returns a DBStat structure containing information about the underlying sql.DB that the method is called on. Up to this point, the struct has had a single field, tracking the current number of open connections to the database. Daniel’s patch introduces a number of …

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How to get MySQL Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts notices

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Donald Knuth

Bugs in software are a fact of life. MySQL, as part of Oracle, issues of Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts notices. You may have seen Daniel van Eeden‘s blog on the January announcement.

Daniel’s summary:

For MySQL 5.6 you should upgrade to 5.6.15
For MySQL 5.5 you should upgrade to 5.5.35
For MySQL 5.1 you should upgrade to 5.1.73

But you probably missed the executive summary.

But how do YOU get this information when it become available? …

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Resources for HA Database Clusters: Latest Updates

September 24, 2013 By Severalnines

For those of you who know Severalnines and maybe use some of our tools & products, you’ll know that we provide our users with a monthly summary of all the resources & tools that we’re publishing. Since this is publicly available material, we thought it’d be useful also for the broader open source database community.

In the past month, we’ve made the following resources & tools available: 

  • Troubleshooting MySQL Cluster (free online MySQL Cluster Training)
  • Zero Downtime Data Center Migration with Galera
  • ClusterControl 1.2.3 Released
  • High Availability OpenStack - Clustering the Database Backend
  • NoSQL Battle of the East Coast - Benchmarking MongoDB vs TokuMX Cluster
  • Full restore of a Galera Cluster from Backup


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On Covering Indexes and Their Impact on Performance

The purpose of this post is to describe what covering indexes are and how they can be used to improve the performance of queries. People mostly use indexes to filter or sort the results but not much thought is given to actually reduce the disk reads by using proper indexes. So I will show you how to reduce disk reads and hence improve the performance of queries by utilizing indexes properly.

Databases: Normalization or Denormalization. Which is the better technique?

This has really been a long debate as to which approach is more performance orientated, normalized databases or denormalized databases. So this article is a step on my part to figure out the right strategy, because neither one of these approaches can be rejected outright. I will start of by discussing the pros and cons of both the approaches. Pros and Cons of a Normalized database design. Normalized databases fair very well under conditions where the applications are write-intensive and the write-load is more than the read-load. This is because of the following reasons: Normalized tables are usually smaller and...

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