There are many ways to slice and aggregate metrics of activity on a system such as MySQL. In the best case, we want to know everything about the system’s activity: we want to know how many things happened, how big they were, and how long they took. We want to know precisely when they happened. […]
Sometimes you just need some data to test and stress things. But randomly generated data is awful — it doesn’t have realistic distributions, and it isn’t easy to understand whether your results are meaningful and correct. Real or quasi-real data is best. Whether you’re looking for a couple of megabytes or many terabytes, the following […]
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Every so often I am working on the system with custom compiled MySQL. How to upgrade to the new MySQL Options while preserving as much of original compilation options as possible if original build scripts are not available ? MySQL distribution has a great script called mysqlbug which was supposed to be used for bug […]
When I did NDB Cluster engagements, it happened a few time that I had to cover the NDB API. Once, a customer asked an example on how to perform a simple scan. Remembering that some examples are within the NDB source tree, under ./storage/ndb/ndbapi-examples/ and I decided to take a look, why writing something when […]
Recently I had a chance to take a look at Redis project, which is semi-persistent in memory database with idea somethat similar to memcache but richer feature set. Redis has simple single process event driven design, which means it does not have to deal with any locks which is performance killer for a lot of […]
Over last couple of years I have ran into random MySQL crashes in production when multiple key caches were used. Unfortunately this never was frequent or critical enough issue so I could spend time creating repeatable test case and search of the bug in the MySQL database did not find anything. Recently we had this […]
This is just a public service announcement (reminder?) that LenZ and Giuseppe are planning OpenSQL Camp 2009, this time in Europe, which is great. It’ll be part of FrOSCon. I wish I could say that I’ll attend, but due to various unpredictabilities in my family, I can’t plan that far ahead. I don’t yet know […]
With a lot of talks around 5.4 I decided to check how it works in our benchmarks. For first shoot I took tpcc-like IO-bound benchmark (100W, ~10GB of data, 3GB buffer_pool) and tested it on our Dell PowerEdge R900 box (16 cores, 32GB of RAM, RAID 10 on 8 SAS 2.5″ 15K RPM disks). For […]
As Giuseppe just reminded MySQL 4.0 is reaching its end of life in about 2 weeks from now. When it becomes unsupported by MySQL via normal support agreements together with 3.23 version. At Percona we do not have such restriction and we will continue to support your environment even if you’re still on MySQL 4 […]