• Percona Live 2013 schedule released!

    December 20, 2012

    I'm happy to report the release of the program schedule for the next Percona Live event, April 2013. While you can see there are still some "TODO"s, and minor scheduling changes still to go, the overall reviewing process is complete, and the schedule is sound. The committee has reviewed over 250 submissions in total, sessions […]

  • State of InnDB Online DDL in MySQL 5.6.9-RC (good news included)

    December 18, 2012

    5.6.9-RC is out, and I was curious to see how the online DDL has improved since my 5.6.8 review. I also owe James Day this review, since he came up with results inconsistent with my own. We both agreed the dataset I was using was too small, but I got similar results even on larger […]

  • Notes on "5 Tips for migrating your MySQL server to a Galera Cluster"

    December 17, 2012

    This post comes as response to 5 Tips for migrating your MySQL server to a Galera Cluster by Henrik Ingo (Galera), which is a good read. This post is a bit lengthy which is one of the reasons why I didn't just comment on said post. The Galera talk in London was indeed well crowded, […]

  • common_schema over traditional scripts

    December 12, 2012

    If you are familiar with both openark kit and common_schema, you'll notice I've incorporated some functionality already working in openark kit into common_schema, essentially rewriting what used to be a Python script into SQL/QueryScript. What was my reasoning for rewriting good code? I wish to explain that, and provide with a couple examples. I'm generally […]

  • Percona Live 2013: initial list of sessions

    December 9, 2012

    Committee's reviewing process for session proposals for Percona Live 2013 conference is now complete. It is now time for scheduling, checking, double checking, organizing, categorizing and publishing the session schedule. This will take some time. However, we've put together a list of 10 sessions already approved. Now, just building a list of 10 sessions is […]

  • Slides from my talk: common_schema, DBA's framework for MySQL

    December 4, 2012

    Thank you to all who attended my talk at Percona Live London! The slides from my talk are now made available, following: . Also available on slideshare. They should also be on the Percona Live site within a few days.

  • Killing InnoDB idle transactions

    December 4, 2012

    The issue of terminating long-time idle open InnoDB transaction has been discussed recently by many. I wish to add my share, by proposing a quick and clean solution via common_schema. common_schema 1.2 provides with the innodb_transactions view, which relies on INNODB_TRX - one of the InnoDB Plugin views in INFORMATION_SCHEMA - as well as on […]

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