Someone who knows a lot about storage asked me whether we can spend IOPS to improve compression.
When deploying a pure-flash server I want a database engine that optimizes for compression as more compression means less flash must be purchased. The engine can do extra IOPS in search of more compression. Column-wise storage is an example of a feature that can improve compression at the cost of extra disk reads.
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Congratulations to Monty Program and the many community contributors for releasing the GA version of MariaDB 5.3. We were in our annual all-staff meeting last week, so we are a little slow to blog about this and acknowledge the great work that has gone into MariaDB. Better late than never, I hope.