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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 22nd, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Exterminate! 1,024 small, mobile, three-legged machines that can move and communicate using infrared laser beams. 1.6 billion: facts in Google's Knowledge Vault built by bots; 100: lightening strikes every...Show More Summary

When (and how) to move an InnoDB table outside the shared tablespace

In my last post, “A closer look at the MySQL ibdata1 disk space issue and big tables,” I looked at the growing ibdata1 problem under the perspective of having big tables residing inside the so-called shared tablespace. In the particular...Show More Summary

Trove and OpenStack

In a previous blog, my colleague Dimitri Vanoverbeke, discussed at a high level the concepts of database as a service, OpenStack and OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS, Trove. Today I’d like to delve a bit further into Trove and discuss where it fits in, and who benefits. Show More Summary

A closer look at the MySQL ibdata1 disk space issue and big tables

A recurring and very common customer issue seen here at the Percona Support team involves how to make the ibdata1 file “shrink” within MySQL. I can only imagine there’s a degree of regret by some of the InnoDB architects on their design...Show More Summary

Part 2: The Cloud Does Equal High performance

This a guest post by Anshu Prateek, Tech Lead, DevOps at Aerospike and Rajkumar Iyer, Member of the Technical Staff at Aerospike. In our first post we busted the myth that cloud != high performance and outlined the steps to 1 Million TPS (100% reads in RAM) on 1 Amazon EC2 instance for just $1.68/hr. Show More Summary

How to use MySQL Global Transaction IDs (GTIDs) in production

Reconfiguring replication has always been a challenge with MySQL. Each time the replication topology has to be changed, the process is tedious and error-prone because finding the correct binlog position is not straightforward at all....Show More Summary

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5 great new features from Percona Cloud Tools for MySQL

It’s been three months since we announced anything for Percona Cloud Tools, not because we’ve been idle but because we’ve been so busy the time flew by!  Here’s the TL;DR to pique your interest: EXPLAIN queries in real-time through the...Show More Summary

1 Aerospike server X 1 Amazon EC2 instance = 1 Million TPS for just $1.68/hour

This a guest post by Anshu Prateek, Tech Lead, DevOps at Aerospike and Rajkumar Iyer, Member of the Technical Staff at Aerospike. Cloud infrastructure services like Amazon EC2 have proven their worth with wild success. The ease of scaling...Show More Summary

Getting my hands dirty on an OpenStack lab

Like you all may know, OpenStack is currently one of the coolest open source projects, so I was thrilled when I was asked to manage the deployment of an OpenStack lab for internal Percona use. Starting from basically zero, I created tasks in our Jira and assigned them to a pool of volunteer consultants. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 15th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Somehow this seems quite appropriate. (via John Bredehoft) 75 acres: Pizza eaten in US daily; 270TB: Backblaze storage pod; 14nm: Intel extends Moore's Law Quotable Quotes discreteevent: The dream of reuse...Show More Summary

Make a difference! See the world! Speak at Percona Live London; Santa Clara!

Twice each year members of the global open-source community converge on London in November and Santa Clara in April to network with, and learn from, some of the world’s most experienced and accomplished system architects, developers and DBAs. Show More Summary

Hamsterdb: An Analytical Embedded Key-value Store

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to hamsterdb, an Apache 2-licensed, embedded analytical key-value database library similar to Google's leveldb and Oracle's BerkeleyDB. hamsterdb is not a new contender in this niche. In fact, hamsterdb has been around for over 9 years. Show More Summary

Benchmarking IBM eXFlash™ DIMM with sysbench fileio

Diablo Technologies engaged Percona to benchmark IBM eXFlash™ DIMMs in various aspects. An eXFlash™ DIMM itself is quite an interesting piece of technology. In a nutshell, it’s flash storage, which you can put in the memory DIMM slots. Show More Summary

Measuring failover time for ScaleArc load balancer

ScaleArc hired Percona to benchmark failover times for the ScaleArc database traffic management software in different scenarios. We tested failover times for various clustered setups, where ScaleArc itself was the load balancer for the cluster. Show More Summary

The Easy Way of Building a Growing Startup Architecture Using HAProxy, PHP, Redis and MySQL to Handle 1 Billion Requests a Week

This Case Study is a guest post written by Antoni Orfin, Co-Founder and Software Architect at Octivi. In the post I'll show you the way we developed quite simple architecture based on HAProxy, PHP, Redis and MySQL that seamlessly handles approx 1 billion requests every week. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 8th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Physicists reveal the scaling behaviour of exotic giant molecules. 5 billion: Transistors Intel manufactures each second; 396M: WeChat active users Quotable Quotes: @BenedictEvans: Every hour or so, Apple...Show More Summary

Release Candidate Packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7 now available

The Percona team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Percona Software packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7. With more than 1 million downloads and thousands of production deployments at small, mid-size and...Show More Summary

Percona Toolkit 2.2.10 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Toolkit 2.2.10 on August 8, 2014 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release is the current GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.2 series. Show More Summary

Tokutek White Paper: A Comparison of Log-Structured Merge (LSM) and Fractal Tree Indexing

What data structure does your database use? It's not something the typical database user spends much time pondering. Since data structure is destiny, what data structure your database uses is a key point to consider in your selection process. We know CouchDB uses a modified B+ tree. Show More Summary

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