MySQL

Benchmarking NDB vs Galera

Inspired by the benchmark in this post, we decided to run some NDB vs Galera benchmarks for ourselves. We confirmed that NDB does not perform well using m1.large instances. In fact, it’s totally unacceptable –  no setup should ever have a minimum latency of 220ms – so m1.large instances are not an option. Apparently the…

Pythian Speaking in the UK

If you’re like me and are a DBA in the UK with a penchant for MySQL or Oracle, you’ll know we have a smörgåsbord of conferences here next week. We’ve been waiting, and like buses two have come at once. We have the UK Oracle User Group Conference 2012, in Birmingham on 3rd – 5th December 2012, and the Percona Live London MySQL Conference running on 3rd – 4th December. Pythian will be speaking at both events.

Log Buffer #296, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This week’s Log Buffer #296 focuses on Oracle, SQL, and MySQL weblogs from across the planet. Log Buffer Editions are the manifestation of the fact that nerd bloggers from databases are not only growing but they are also producing immense volume of quality ramblings. Enjoy.

“When the Nerds Go Marching In”

Palomino was honored to serve as part of the team of technologists on President Obama’s re-election campaign. Atlantic Magazine ran a fascinating piece about Narwhal, the sophisticated data architecture that enabled the campaign to track voters, volunteers and online trends. Palomino CEO Laine Campbell joined the team in Chicago for the final days of the…

Log Buffer #295, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Horizon is getting cloudier. But these low hanging clouds are not darker or ominuous in any way. These are the clouds of enabling technologies providing mortals, drops of technologies according to their wishes. Behind this seamless information troposphere, databases are floating, again on demand. This Log Buffer Edition showers the droplets of blogs from databases in Log Buffer #295.

Log Buffer #294, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log writer process of Oracle is one of the most revered background process, a real work horse, a real charming darling who keeps the whole Oracle database system consistent and humming beautifully and many technologies in Oracle sprout from this good old process. Consistency is the key in database systems, and so in the Log Buffer Editions, and this Log Buffer #294 continues it. And yes, the coolest 2012 PASS Summit is also there.