Tag: MySQL

BAAG, Best Practices and Multiple Choice Exams

Even though all of us DBAs come from a wide variety of cultures, I’m willing to bet that every one of us had to work his way through a multiple choice test. If you ever took an Oracle certification exam, you know what I mean.

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sort_buffer_size and Knowing Why

This article will explain why changing the sort_buffer_size kills performance and stability, it will also talk more about understanding why, an integral part against the “Battle against any guess.” Baron’s recommendation to leave sort_buffer_size as the default is just as bad as all the advice given to change the sort_buffer_size, because all that advice (including Baron’s) does not explain the underlying causes.

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The Doom of XtraDB and Percona Server?

I have a hard time trying to figure out the deeper meaning behind Peter’s post, given that Percona writes a storage engine for MySQL, XtraDB. Does this mean that Percona will stop developing XtraDB? Does this mean that the Percona Server will diverge farther and farther away from MySQL so that they’re not compatible any more and migrating from MySQL to Percona Server is very difficult?

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Log Buffer #188, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

It’s Friday already, and we know what that means! Log Buffer, the industry’s weekly review of database blogs is here again for your reading pleasure in the 188th issue.

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MySQL Track at Kaleidoscope

We have confirmed that there will be an entire MySQL track at Kaleidoscope! Because Kaleidoscope is less than 8 weeks away, we could not go through a standard call for papers. Ronald and I have been working to come up with appropriate topics and speakers for an audience that uses MySQL but is probably more familiar with Oracle.

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Log Buffer #187, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer. This week’s issue #187 was another group effort. Thanks to all our contributors – you rock!

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Log Buffer #186: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 186th Edition of Log Buffer. Lots to report this week, so read on…

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MOW2010 — Slides for Alex Gorbachev’s Sessions

I want to post the slides of the two presentations I did. My first presentation was a double slot session about Oracle Clusterware internals. My second presentation was about how we designed and run 1TB MySQL database in high availability setup.

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2010 O’Reilly MySQL Conference Slides and Videos

Here’s a matrix of all the videos up on YouTube for the 2010 O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo. They are grouped mostly by topic, except for the main stage events (keynote, ignite) and interviews. If there’s a detail missing (ie, slides, or there are other videos you know about), please add a comment so I can make this a complete matrix.

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Pythian Session Videos: MySQL 2010 Conference and Expo

Here’s a sneak peek at a video matrix — this is all the videos that include Pythian Group employees at the MySQL conference. I hope to have all the rest of the videos processed and uploaded within 24 hours, with a matrix similar to the one below (but of course with many more sessions).

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