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My favorite features in MySQL 5.6

MySQL 5.6 is going to have a lot of improvements. I want to mention a few things I think are uniquely valuable for a large set of typical MySQL users.

Announcing Percona XtraBackup 1.9.1

Percona is glad to announce the second beta release towards Percona XtraBackup 2.0! We call this version 1.9.1 as we are using the 1.9.x version numbers for betas of 2.0 to clearly differentiate beta releases from the final 2.0 release. We do not recommend using Beta releases in production. Link to BETA version and Release notes.

Confoo and SITE confernces

I will be speaking at Confoo this Friday on The Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database and Explain. And the week after, I will be in Austin for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference presenting Teaching Database Concepts with Open Source Software on the 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM before heading off to 6th Street (Y’all welcome to join me!).

innotop version 1.8.1 released

The new stable version of innotop is now released. Version 1.8.1 is a bug-fix-only release, with no new features. It’s available for immediate download.

Introducing new type of benchmark

Traditionally the most benchmarks are focusing on throughput. We all get used to that, and in fact in our benchmarks, sysbench and tpcc-mysql, the final result is also represents the throughput (transactions per second in sysbench; NewOrder transactions Per Minute in tpcc-mysql). However, like Mark Callaghan mentioned in comments, response time is way more important metric to compare.

PHP UK 2012

The PHP UK 2012 has started and the three meetings rooms are packed. The show continues on Saturday the 25th where you cam catch me talking about the latest changes in MySQL at 1400, Johannes Schluter sharing the secrets of PHP under the hood at 1600, and then both of us are on a panel SQL versus NoSQL at 1650. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by!

Percona XtraDB Cluster Events

We are on our way to delivery a production ready release of Percona XtraDB Cluster by the end March-2012.
We will do couple events to cover features and architecture of XtraDB Cluster.

Faster Point In Time Recovery with LVM2 Snaphots and Binary Logs

LVM snapshots is one powerful way of taking a consistent backup of your MySQL databases – but did you know that you can now restore directly from a snapshot (and binary logs for point in time recovery) in case of that ‘Oops’ moment? Let me show you quickly how.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.20 – Beta release

I am happy to announce the availability of beta release of our new product Percona XtraDB Cluster.

Percona XtraDB Cluster is High Availability and Scalability solution for MySQL Users and the beta release is based on Percona Server 5.5.20 and the recently released Galera 2.0 GA

The main focus in this release:

Black-Box Performance Analysis with TCP Traffic

This is a cross-post from the MySQL Performance Blog. I thought it would be interesting to users of PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, and $system-of-interest as well.

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