Author: Nikolaos Vyzas

Benchmark: TokuDB vs. MariaDB / MySQL InnoDB compression

As the amount of data companies are interested in collecting grows, life becomes all the more difficult for IT staff at all levels within an organization. SAS Enterprise storage devices that were once considered giants are now being phased out in favor…

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Tungsten Replicator: MariaDB Master-Master and Master-Slave Topologies

A common concern in the MySQL community is how to best implement high availability for MySQL. There are various built-in mechanisms to accomplish this such as Master/Master and Master/Slave replication using binary logs as well as FOSS solutions such as Galera…

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Building a MariaDB Galera Cluster with Docker

There’s been a lot of talk about Docker for running processes in isolated userspace (or the cloud for that matter) lately. Virtualization is a great way to compartmentalise applications  and processes however the overhead of virtualization isn’t always worth it…

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Puppet and MySQL: A How-To Guide

Today’s blog post will include a how-to guide on setting up Puppet Master and Agents for streamlined server management. First off you’ll have to configure each of your puppet agent nodes (i.e. clients.)

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