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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 4th, 2015

Hey, it's HighScalability time: An astonishing 300 billion stars in our galaxy have planets. Take a look in the Eyes on Exoplanets app. 1 billion: people who used Facebook in a single day; 2.8 million: sq. ft. in new Apple campus (with...Show More Summary

Facebook’s Simon Martin on semi-synchronous replication

Facebook, with 1.49 billion monthly active users,  is one of the world’s top MySQL users. Simon Martin, a production engineer on Facebook’s MySQL Infrastructure team, has been working with MySQL for most of his career,... The post Facebook’s Simon Martin on semi-synchronous replication appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

How Agari Uses Airbnb's Airflow as a Smarter Cron

This is a guest repost by Siddharth Anand, Data Architect at Agari, on Airbnb's open source project Airflow, a workflow scheduler for data pipelines. Some think Airflow has a superior approach. Workflow schedulers are systems that are responsbile for the periodic execution of workflows in a reliable and scalable manner. Show More Summary

Percona Toolkit and systemd

After some recent work with systemd I’ve realized it’s power and I can come clean that I am a fan. I realize that there are multitudes of posts out there with arguments both for and against... The post Percona Toolkit and systemd appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

Building Globally Distributed, Mission Critical Applications: Lessons From the Trenches Part 2

This is Part 2 of a guest post by Kris Beevers, founder and CEO, NSONE, a purveyor of a next-gen intelligent DNS and traffic management platform. Here's Part 1. Integration and functional testing is crucial Unit testing is hammered home in every modern software development class. Show More Summary

Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 on September 2, 2015. Based on MySQL 5.5.45, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 is now the current stable release... The post Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 is now available appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

How MySQL::Sandbox is tested, and tests MySQL in the process

MySQL::Sandbox is a great tool for testing a new release, and in fact this is what I do when a new MySQL tarball becomes available. I don't think many people are aware of the full testing capabilities of the sandbox, though. When you...Show More Summary

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Booking dot yeah! Booking.com’s Jean-François Gagné on Percona Live Amsterdam

Booking.com, one of the world’s leading e-commerce companies, helps travels book nearly 1 million rooms per night. Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small, family-run bed... The post Booking dot yeah! Booking.com’s Jean-François Gagné on Percona Live Amsterdam appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

High-load clusters and desynchronized nodes on Percona XtraDB Cluster

There can be a lot of confusion and lack of planning in Percona XtraDB Clusters in regards to nodes becoming desynchronized for various reasons.  This can happen a few ways: An IST or SST joining... The post High-load clusters and desynchronized nodes on Percona XtraDB Cluster appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

MySQL replication in action - Part 5 - parallel appliers

Previous episodes: MySQL replication monitoring 101 MySQL replication in action - Part 1: GTID & Co MySQL replication in action - Part 2 - Fan-in topology MySQL replication in action - Part 3 - All-masters P2P topology MySQL replication...Show More Summary

Percona Toolkit 2.2.15 is now available

Percona is pleased to announce the availability of Percona Toolkit 2.2.15.  Released August 28, 2015. Percona Toolkit is a collection of advanced command-line tools to perform a variety of MySQL server and system tasks that are too difficult or... The post Percona Toolkit 2.2.15 is now available appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 28th, 2015x

Hey, it's HighScalability time: The oldest known fossil of a flowering plant. 130 million years old. What digital will last so long? 32.6: Ashley Madison password cracks per hour; 1 million: cores in the Human Brain Project's silicon...Show More Summary

MySQL is crashing: a support engineer’s point of view

In MySQL QA Episode #12, “MySQL is Crashing, now what?,” Roel demonstrated how to collect crash-related information that will help Percona discover what the issue is that you are experiencing, and fix it. As a Support... The post MySQL is crashing: a support engineer’s point of view appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

ObjectRocket’s David Murphy talks about MongoDB, Percona Live Amsterdam

Say hello to David Murphy, lead DBA and MongoDB Master at ObjectRocket (a Rackspace company). David works on sharding, tool building, very large-scale issues and high-performance MongoDB architecture. Prior to ObjectRocket he was a MySQL/NoSQL... The post ObjectRocket’s David Murphy talks about MongoDB, Percona Live Amsterdam appeared first on MySQL Performance Blog.

Google Compute Engine achieves Multi-Million Operations/Second on Single Instance with Levyx's Helium Database

The emergence of affordable high IOPS storage, such as Google Compute Engine local SSDs, enables a new generation of technologies to re-invent storage. Helium, an embedded key-value store from Levyx, is one such example -- designed to...Show More Summary

7 Strategies for 10x Transformative Change

Peter Thiel, VC, PayPal co-founder, early Facebook investor, and most importantly, the supposed inspiration for Silicon Valley's intriguing Peter Gregory character, argues in his book Zero to One that a successful business needs to make...Show More Summary

New MySQL Sandbox 3.1 - GitHub, and usability

I have three pieces of information to share about MySQL::Sandbox: Version 3.1.0 has migrated from Launchpad to GitHub This version is released under the Apache license. Both these changes are meant to improve and promote cooperation on the project. Show More Summary

Ask HighScalability: Choose an Async App Server or Multiple Blocking Servers?

Jonathan Willis, software developer by day and superhero by night, asked an interesting question via Twitter on StackOverflow: l;dr Many Rails apps or one Vertx/Play! app? I've been having discussions with other members of my team on...Show More Summary

Tungsten Replicator moved to GitHub with Apache license

It had been in the making for long time. Google announced that Google Code would be closing, and since then the Continuent team has been hard at work to handle the transition. You can guess it: this operation would have been quickerShow More Summary

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