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Oracle MySQL resources, news, and support articles.

Chaining Replication Clusters

MySQL built-in replication includes a concept called relay slave, which allows you to create hierarchical database clusters. You can do the same thing with Tungsten, and this can be done in more than one way. Let's start with two distinct clusters.

Disaster: MySQL 5.5 Flushing

We raised topic of problems with flushing in InnoDB several times, some links:

InnoDB Flushing theory and solutions
MySQL 5.5.8 in search of stability

This was not often recurring problem so far, however in my recent experiments, I observe it in very simple sysbench workload on hardware which can be considered as typical nowadays.

Quick recipes for database cluster building

One lesson learned in more than two decades working in this industry is that most of the IT professionals are impatient, want to achieve results immediately, and, most importantly, they don't read documentation. Much as the average geek is happy to answer many requests with a dismissive RTFM, the same geeks are not as diligent when it comes to learning about new or updated technologies. For this reason, there is a kind of documentation that is very much appreciated by busy and impatient professionals: cookbooks.

Welcome, MySQL commercial extensions

I saw yesterday that MySQL has finally done the right thing, and announced new commercial extensions.
What this means is that paying customers receive something more than users who get the community edition for free.
Believe it or not, when I was working in the community team at MySQL, I was already an advocate of this solution. You may see a contradiction, but there isn't. I would like to explain how this works.

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo opens Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo is finally open! We had a little delay while we set up the software so thank you for your patience. Taking into consideration the short delay we are going to extend the close date to December 5th, 2011. Simply go to our website and click the Log In tab on the top of the page. Please help us make this conference outstanding by submitting your talks!

Using MySQL as a Queue, and Free Percona Live Tickets

This week’s TGIF give-away contest is a day early, and it’s a guest post over on the Engine Yard blog: 5 subtle ways you’re using MySQL as a queue, and why it’ll bite you. Go there to read the full post, and watch @engineyard’s Twitter feed for the chance to enter the contest for free Percona Live London tickets!

Excerpt from the blog post:

SELECT UNION Results INTO OUTFILE

Here’s a quick tip I know some of us has overlooked at some point. When doing SELECT … UNION SELECT, where do you put the the INTO OUTFILE clause? On the first SELECT, on the last or somewhere else? The manual has the answer here, to quote:

Only the last SELECT statement can use INTO OUTFILE. (However, the entire UNION result is written to the file.)

High Performance MySQL, Third Edition

I have just signed the contract for High Performance MySQL, Third Edition. The third edition will include major updates and new content in these areas:

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.1.2 – creating a Cluster is now trivial

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.1.2 is now available to download and try from Oracle E-Delivery (select “MySQL Database” as the product pack).

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