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How To Tune MariaDB Write Performance

This article describes how I tuned MariaDB to give the best write throughput with SSD based storage. When you have a write-heavy application writing into InnoDB, you will probably experience the InnoDB Checkpoint Blues. The effect manifests as stalls – short periods of time where the troughput falls to zero and I/O activity goes crazy. […]

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5.5 Series Sysbench OLTP Results

A few days ago MariaDB, MySQL and Percona all three released new versions of the 5.5 server. So I decided it’s time to run sysbench once more and compare the OLTP performance. The test candidates are: MariaDB-5.5.24, using either XtraDB (default) or InnoDB MySQL-5.5.25 Percona Server 5.5.24-26.0 For the benchmarks I used our trusty old […]

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MariaDB-5.3 optimizer benchmark

When I published the MariaDB-5.3.4 sysbench results I said “if your workload includes complex (sub)queries, then you will probably benefit more from MariaDBs new optimizer features”. Today I will present some benchmark results for complex workload. The benchmark is DBT3, an implementation of the TPC-H specification. DBT3 is written in C and hosted at Sourceforge. […]

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MariaDB-5.5 Thread Pool Performance

MariaDB-5.5.21-beta is the first MariaDB release featuring the new thread pool. Oracle offers a commercial thread pool plugin for MySQL Enterprise, but now MariaDB brings a thread pool implementation to the community! If you are not familiar with the term, please read the Knowledge Base article about it. The main design goal of the thread […]

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Benchmarking MariaDB-5.3.4

Last weekend Vadim from Percona published his MariaDB 5.3.4 benchmark results. As the new benchmark guy at Monty Program I take this oportunity to add some more results of my own. One question in the comments to Vadim was if it is fair to compare MariaDB-5.3 with MySQL-5.5. Or if this comparison should be done […]

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