If you are looking for a class that is designed to jump-start your knowledge on MySQL 5.6 features, a class that provides hands-on labs, and a class that shows various migration methods – look no further. We have been hard at work building a new class to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to verify [...]
Percona will be in Chicago and London the week of April 8th delivering two 2-day MySQL workshops. For our MPB readers, we are offering a 15% discount. Just use MPB15A when purchasing your tickets to one or both MySQL workshops. Scaling and Optimization for MySQL on Monday & Tuesday, April 8 & 9 This MySQL workshop [...]
We will be holding our highly acclaimed MySQL workshops in Frankfurt, Germany the week of February 13th. Early registration is open; enroll today and secure your seat. Detail and enrollment can be found here.
February and March as busy months for Community events.Â There’s MySQL University, Fosdem, the Seattle MySQL Meetup & Confoo.ca.
Our Santa Clara/San Francisco training went great – 100% of survey respondents said they would recommend the same course to a friend.Â I’m pleased to announce that such an opportunity exists – our next training location will be New York City on October 30, 2009. We’ve booked a training venue in the financial district of [...]
Today’s the day I fly to Los Angeles to teach a private training class, en route to Santa Clara/San Francisco for our public training workshops next week.
Our Montreal practice teach at Station-C went great – it was an opportunity to do a road test and iron out any kinks in the delivery.
What did I learn in the process?
I wanted to write a few administrative updates in one so I didn’t spam everyone’s feed readers too much. Here we go: We’ve had reports of some lost comments. Â We reported this via Twitter a while ago, but thought it was fixed. Â We’ll try and pay more attention to spam filtering, but we wanted to [...]
Note: This post is part 2 of 4 on building our training workshop. Last week I talked about why you don’t want to shard. This week I’m following up with the top 10 enhancements that XtraDB has over the built-in InnoDB included in MySQL 5.0 and 5.1.Â Building this list was not really a scientific [...]
I will be presenting at upcoming MySQL Meetup at San Francisco this Thursday, August 13. I will talk about Sphinx covering the new cool features this search engine has as well as showing the demo on how simple it is to use Sphinx to implement high performance full text search for your MySQL driven application. [...]
Note: This blog post is part 1 of 4 on building our training workshop.
The Percona training workshop will not cover sharding. If you follow our blog, you’ll notice we don’t talk much about the subject; in some cases it makes sense, but in many we’ve seen that it causes architectures to be prematurely complicated.
So let me state it: You don’t want to shard.
Optimize everything else first, and then if performance still isn’t good enough, it’s time to take a very bitter medicine. The reason you need to shard basically comes down to one of these two reasons