This week, we continue our discussion about MySQL and its forks. We discuss the Percona server and MariaDB.
Percona Live comes to Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There is a 50% discount for students, faculty and staff of educational organizations, and a 35% discount for government employees. http://www.percona.com/live/dc-2012/
This week Sheeri visits the Schooner offices and inteviews Dr John Busch, the CTO, Founder, and Chairman of the Board for Schooner. Schooner is able to fully use multi-core processors and do fully synchronous replication without losing performance. The new 5.1 release offers parallel synchronous replication with automated failover between remote data centers.
Dates to keep in mind:
September 1st - call for speakers opens
November 1st - call for speakers closes
Tuesday April 10th - Thursday April 12th
This week we interview Doron Levari, CEO and co-founder of ScaleBase. ScaleBase transparently scales your database, so you can have many shards without having to code sharding in your application. The sharding is completely transparent to the application. This can be combined with regular replication to have automatic use of a standby if a shard's primary database fails.
This week we conclude the interview with Tokutek's co-founder and Chief Scientist, Martin Farach-Colton. Part 1 of the interview. TokuDB is a transactional, fully ACID-compliant storage engine that uses fractal trees for data and indexes, instead of MySQL's standard B-tree implementation. Combined with TokuDB's message-based architecture, TokuDB data and indexes do not fragment, have completely online column and index addition and removal and unlike InnoDB and XtraDB, do not fall apart when indexes no longer fit into memory.