Author Archives: Tim Callaghan

Benchmarking Presentation at Percona Live London 2014

Posted On October 16, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 1 comments

In a few weeks I’m presenting “Performance Benchmarking: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned” at Percona Live London 2014 (November 3-4). I continue to learn lessons and improve my benchmarking capabilities, so the content is a full upgrade from my presentation at Percona Live Santa Clara in April 2013. Anyone interested in achieving and sustaining the […]

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Announcing TokuMX v2.0

Posted On September 30, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 3 comments

Today we released TokuMX v2.0, the latest version of Tokutek’s high-performance MongoDB distribution. Highlights of this new release are as follows: Fast updates that can boost the speed of updates to unindexed fields by more than 10x. Ark elections making replication trustworthy and more ops-friendly. Smaller oplog entries made possible with a brand-new rollback algorithm. […]

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Fast Updates : Coming Soon in TokuMX v2.0

Posted On September 29, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 0 comments

Coming in TokuMX v2.0 is a feature we’re calling “Fast Updates”. Fast updates permit certain update operations to bypass the read-modify-write behavior that most databases require (including MongoDB and the current release of TokuMX). In this blog I’ll cover how Fast Updates work by describing a simple schema and workload, plus I’ll measure the performance […]

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TokuDB Read Free Replication : Details and Use Cases

Posted On September 25, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 4 comments

The biggest innovation in TokuDB v7.5 is Read Free Replication (RFR). I blogged a few days ago posting a benchmark showing how much additional throughput can be achieved on a replication slave, while at the same time lowering the read IO operations to almost zero. The official documentation on the feature is available here. In […]

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TokuDB v7.5 Read Free Replication : The Benchmark

Posted On September 23, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 0 comments

New to TokuDB® v7.5 is a feature we’re calling “Read Free Replication” (RFR). RFR allows TokuDB replication slaves to process insert, update, and delete statements with almost no read IO. As a result, the slave can easily keep up with the master (no lag) as well as brings all the read IO capacity of the […]

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TokuMX 2.0 preview and bug hunt

Posted On September 22, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 6 comments

TokuMX 2.0 is coming at the end of this month, and it’s going to be the most innovative release of TokuMX since our first release last June.  Version 2.0 represents the realization of many of our engineering aspirations from when we started the TokuMX project, and we’re all eager to get it in your hands. […]

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Announcing TokuDB v7.5: Read Free Replication

Posted On September 18, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 1 comments

Today we released TokuDB® v7.5, the latest version of Tokutek’s storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB. I’ll be publishing two blogs next week to go into more details about our new “Read Free Replication”, but here are high level descriptions of the most important new features. Read Free Replication TokuDB replication slaves can now be […]

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Announcing TokuMX v1.5

Posted On June 18, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 0 comments

Tokutek is pleased to announce today’s release of TokuMX v1.5. Also worth noting is that TokuMX is exactly 1 year old tomorrow. But enough about birthdays, and more about features! This release brings with it the ability to partition a collection in unsharded TokuMX deployments. Zardosht Kasheff, one of Tokutek’s engineers, did an excellent job […]

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Percona Live 2014 Recap

Posted On April 4, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 0 comments

The MySQL community continues to amaze me, everyone is friendly and always willing to answer questions and help others. It’s always nice to meet people in-person that I’ve met virtually in the last 12 months. Percona Live 2014 MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara just wrapped up and I wanted to share my highlights […]

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Announcing TokuDB v7.1.5

Posted On March 12, 2014 | By Tim Callaghan | 1 comments

Yesterday we released TokuDB v7.1.5, which includes the following important features and fixes: Upgraded MySQL and MariaDB to version 5.5.36. Six months of performance improvements to our underlying Fractal Tree indexing. Fixes for bugs, stalls, and behavioral issues reported by users. Fixes for issues identified by the addition of Random Query Generator (RQG) testing. Fixes […]

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