Insights on the Sysbench 1.0 Release

If you’ve ever had to evaluate server performance, you likely know of sysbench, a performance benchmark project started by Peter Zaitsev with continued development by Alexey Kopitov. The last official release was the version 0.4, which is found in almost…

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Ansible and AWS Automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

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Asynchronous Replication from MySQL Cluster

MySQL Cluster is a highly available, distributed, shared-nothing database with very interesting performance characteristics for some workloads. Among other features, it supports automatic sharding and allows us to bypass the SQL layer if we don’t need it, via the NDB…

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An Introduction to the MongoDB Database Profiler

MongoDB’s database profiler lets us collect some performance data about operations happening on a MongoDB instance. In this post, I will show you how we can enable the profiler, what kind of information it can store for us, how to query this…

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Customizing pt-stalk to Capture the Diagnostics Data You Really Need

Valeriy Kravchuk’s great recent post on using oprofile to profile MySQL mentioned how pt-stalk, the script from Percona Toolkit to capture diagnostics data based on a detected condition, currently does not support the new operf comand, and relies instead on the deprecated and soon…

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Duplicate Indexes in MySQL

Valerie Parham-Thompson explains why duplicate (redundant) indexes are sometimes helpful.

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Using the MariaDB CONNECT Engine to Merge Heterogeneous Data Sources

Find out how to use MariaDB CONNECT Engine to merge heterogeneous data sources in this how-to blog post from Valerie Parham-Thompson.

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Running Containers in Amazon EC2 Container Service

Minto Joseph explains how to run logstash in Amazon EC2 Container Service.

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MySQL on AWS: RDS vs EC2

If you are thinking in moving your MySQL databases to AWS, this analysis by Gabriel Ciciliani may help you determine if RDS is the appropriate solution for your data.

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How to Do an In-Place Migration to Tungsten

Overview On this post I will explain how to do an in-place migration to Tungsten. We will start with a MySQL topology consisting of 3 nodes (1 master, 2 slaves) using native MySQL replication, and convert that into a 3…

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