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May 18 2013Like many others, I don’t think that RSS is dead. It’s my favorite way to keep up with highly valuable content on the Web. So I’m in the market for a replacement for Google Reader, along with millions of others. As I’ve evaluated options, I’ve had to eliminate some of… read more
May 10 2013I found myself in a, ahem, lively discussion with someone recently. It started when I said “there was always something wrong about the daily deals businesses (i.e. Groupon), but I’m sure they’ll teach us what’s really needed.” Turns out this person ran a local daily-deals site. Oops. My feeling is… read more
April 29 2013Last week Tokutek announced that they’re open-sourcing their TokuDB storage engine for MySQL. If you’re not familiar with TokuDB, it’s an ACID-compliant storage engine with a high-performance index technology known as fractal tree indexing. Fractal trees have a number of nice characteristics, but perhaps the most interesting is that they… read more
April 29 2013This confuses lots of people, including most recently Todd Hoff of HighScalability fame, who wrote in last week’s summary post, Have to say, this distinction has never made sense to me: Concurrency is not parallelism: concurrency is the composition of independently executing processes, while parallelism is the simultaneous execution of… read more
April 25 2013Years ago I complained bitterly about MySQL’s backwards development and release model, which made guinea pigs out of the paying customers. I think I’d be remiss if I didn’t say it’s been fixed for years. And it’s really fixed right in my opinion — much better than what I proposed.… read more
April 23 2013We’re ironing out a kink that’s preventing Planet MySQL from aggregating VividCortex’s blog feed, so while that’s in progress, I’ll post a quick note on what we’re up to at VividCortex, for the Planet MySQL readers. VividCortex is a monitoring and analysis product for MySQL, provided as Software-As-A-Service, with agents… read more
Webcast: Diagnosing Intermittent MySQL Problems
May 04, 2012
Do you occasionally see a problem in your MySQL database,or that you suspect is caused by your MySQL database, but you can't diagnose it because you aren't looking when it happens? This commonly causes problems to continue for weeks or months before...
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