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A few interesting findings on MariaDB and MySQL scalability, multi-table OLTP RO

It’s been almost a year since I benchmarked MariaDB and MySQL on our good old 4 CPU / 32 Cores / 64 Threads Sandy Bridge server. There seem to be a few interesting things happened since that time.


  • MySQL 5.6.23 peak throughput dropped by ~8% compared to 5.6.14. Looks like this regression appeared in MySQL 5.6.21.
  • 10.0.18 (git snapshot) peak threads increased by ~20% compared to 10.0.9 and reached parity with 5.6.23 (not with 5.6.20 though).
  • 10.1.4 (git snapshot) and 5.7.5 are the champions (though 10.1.4 was usually 1-5% faster). Both have similar peaks @ 64 threads. They seem to be pushing this system limits, since both have capacity to scale more.
  • 5.7.6 has serious (~50%) scalability regression compared to 5.7.5. There is heavy LOCK_plugin mutex contention, which seem to be caused by query rewrite plugin framework. I couldn’t find way to disable it. Hope this will be fixed in coming releases.

Raw data available at google doc.

1 Comment

  1. 2015-03-26    

    The results are nice.

    LOCK_plugin, causing odd segfaults and mutex contention since 2008. I wonder how frequently it is used for things that really are plugins and loaded dynamically.

    A few good ones…

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