How to Autoscale ProxySQL in the cloud

ProxySQL is a great tool. It’s one of the most recommended technologies in our Open Source Database practice. Many of our clients are running it or are migrating towards it, but we’ve seen that it is pretty CPU-intensive. We’ve also…

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Exposing MyRocks Internals Via System Variables: Part 7, Use Case Considerations

(In the previous post, Part 6, we covered Replication.) In this final blog post, we conclude our series of exploring MyRocks by taking a look at use case considerations. After all, having knowledge of how an engine works is really…

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Exposing MyRocks internals Via system variables: Part 6, Replication

(In the previous post, Part 5, we covered Data Reads.) In this blog post, we continue our series of exploring MyRocks mechanics by looking at the configurable server variables and column family options. In our last post, I explained at…

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Exposing MyRocks internals via system variables: Part 5, Data Reads

(In the previous post, Part 4, we covered Compression and Bloom Filters) In this blog post, we continue on our series of exploring MyRocks mechanics by looking at the configurable server variables and column family options. In our last post,…

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Exposing MyRocks Internals via system variables: Part 4, Compression and Bloom Filters

(In the previous post, Part 3, we covered Compaction.) In this blog post, we continue on our series of exploring MyRocks mechanics by looking at the configurable server variables and column family options. In our last post, I explained at a…

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Exposing MyRocks Internals Via System Variables: Part 3, Compaction

(In the previous post, Part 2, we covered Initial Data Flushing.) In this blog post, we continue our series of exploring MyRocks mechanics by looking at the configurable server variables and column family options. In our last post, I explained…

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Harnessing the power of Jinja2 with Ansible

Configuration files management is the core component of every configuration management tool. Templates are one of the best methods for creating configuration files as they allow dynamic variables. Ansible has a template module that uses Jinja2 in its core. Jinja2…

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Exposing MyRocks Internals via system variables: Part 2, Initial Data Flushing

(In the previous post, Part 1, we covered Data Writing.) In this blog post, we continue on our series of exploring MyRocks mechanics by looking at configurable server variables and column family options. In our last post, I explained at…

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Automating Tungsten upgrades using Ansible

Continuent Tungsten is one of the few all-in-one solutions for MySQL high availability. In this post I will show you how to automate the upgrade process using Ansible. I will walk you through the individual tasks and, finally, give you…

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Testing Cassandra compatible APIs

In this quick blog post, I’m going to assess how the databases that advertise themselves as “Cassandra API-compatible” fare in the compatibility department. But that is all I will do, only API testing, and not an extensive testing, just based…

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