Category Archives: rant

Oracle really….

Ummmmmfff…. wind out of my sails today. I believe their was an analyst who predicted this a year ago when Sun bought MySQL…. I wish I could find the article. I am going to head down to the UC floor … Continue reading

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Fun with innodb stats

I scrubbed the SQL here to protect the innocent, but check this fun stuff out.  Working with a client who randomly started seeing huge spikes in CPU and disk activity on their server after weeks of seemingly running fine.  I … Continue reading

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We need a better benchmark

Boy am I sick or what, maybe I should see a shrink or something.  What’s the first thing that runs through my head when I wake up on a Sunday morning?  Is it thoughts of family, the days events, happy … Continue reading

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Darn Ec2 Latency!

——— MEMCACHED ——— Memcached puts    141075 Memcached hits    122696 Memcached misses  18329 Memcached Prefix:  29298 Memcached Get Total Lat 12222 (us) Memcached Get Recent Lat 10925 (us) Memcached Miss Total Lat 8490 (us) Memcached Miss Recent Lat 5740 (us) Memcached … Continue reading

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We need to rid the world of “DBAs”

This may come as a complete shock based on the title of my website… but I have come to the conclusion that all DBA’s should be eliminated from all companies hierarchies. WHAT? Yep I do not think any company should … Continue reading

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A Word about Simple MySQL Problem Detection and Benchmarking

One of the services we (Sun/MySQL) offer is a Performance Tuning and Optimization consulting package. These consulting engagements generally take several different forms as each client has a specific need that must be resolved. But there is a commonality between … Continue reading

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Lots of Discussion on the backup plugin

The messages going back and forth on the “close sourcing” or paying to make use of some “plugins” /addons within MySQL are flying still! And in my opinion this is getting way out of hand. < DISCLAIMER >I work for … Continue reading

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dbt2

Well I am trying to use dbt2 to test some ssd drives.  This is my first time trying to use the tool, and I am not impressed.  Their seems to be a general lack of documentation out there, on top … Continue reading

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Commodity Hardware (Disk and the Performance Myth)

I have been out on several client sites over the last 3-4 months and the one thing that I see time and time again is the proliferation of commodity hardware. Not only are smaller servers popping up all over the … Continue reading

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I Am Legend Falls Short

Well I was excited.  Always a fan of Omega Man, I looked forward to the release of I am Legend.  I got to the first showing yesterday with very high expectations.  All I can say is wow am I really … Continue reading

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