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Quick Cassandra Notes Part 1

Trying to use the Ruby bindings to do benchmarking, so far things are going rather slow compared to other benchmarks in Python. This could be the size of the data I am testing with as well. Still looking into things … Continue reading

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Tease me, SUN SSD Benchmarks

Only a little over a week before the User conference and I am still burning the midnight oil to get as much information for my presentations as possible. I thought I would tease you a bit here. What do you … Continue reading

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MySQL Connector J and the curse of show variables

Yesterday I posted on the curse of the autocommit when using jdbc, but as sholmi commented you can also see a ton of “show variables”  statements as the connector J tries to figure what settings the database is using.   I … Continue reading

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Waffle Grid: 500% better then non-waffle MySQL

I have not posted official numbers in a while.  As you may have read I am currently playing with Dolphin interconnect cards to see what kind of performance improvement I can get with them.  But I also have been tweaking … Continue reading

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Funny Quotes

Looking at some of my RSS feeds tonight and came across this article/press release Here . The article itself is about db4o, or database for objects.  It sounds interesting, and I think I may even play around with it.  But … Continue reading

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Passed DBA I

I took and passed the DBA I exam about a week ago!  Onto study for DBA II!

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