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TokuDB 7.5.5 is now available

Posted On January 29, 2015 | By Rich Prohaska | 0 comments

Tokutek is pleased to announce the general availability of TokuDB 7.5.5. The notable changes since TokuDB 7.5.3 are: Rebased onto MySQL 5.5.41 and MariaDB 5.5.41 to integrate the latest changes Improved TokuDB lock timeout logging Added several optimize table options for TokuDB tables including the ability to throttle the optimize operation, selectively…

Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems

Posted On January 22, 2015 | By Jon Tobin | 1 comments

Welcome to blog #2 in a series about the benefits of the Fractal Tree. In this post, I’ll be explaining Big Data, why it poses such a problem and how Tokutek can help. Given the fact that I am a lifelong fan of both Hip-hop and Big Data, the title…

The MongoDB Speed-up & Slim-down Big Data Challenge

Posted On January 22, 2015 | By Dave Rosenlund | 1 comments

Receive 20 FREE hours of MongoDB® consulting services if TokuMX does not improve your MongoDB application performance by at least 2x and/or reduce the size of your MongoDB database by 50% or more.  Like A Finely Tuned Rally Car Like a finely tuned rally car, your big data applications need to run lean and…

Announcing TokuMXse v1.0.0-rc.0

Posted On January 19, 2015 | By Leif Walsh | 2 comments

The major work in MongoDB 2.8 is the creation of a "storage engine" API within the server.  This means that in the future, it will be much easier to create a product like TokuMX which uses a different storage implementation but keeps the same networking, clustering, and data modeling stack…

Fractal Tree Greatness: The Nexus

Posted On January 15, 2015 | By Jon Tobin | 0 comments

In my recent travels, I've been speaking with database users at various meetups and trade shows worldwide. Very often, I got questions centering around the best use cases for our products, be it TokuDB, our MySQL storage engine, or, TokuMX, our distribution of MongoDB. Over 90% of the time, I responded…

First TokuMXse performance numbers

Posted On January 12, 2015 | By Tim Callaghan | 2 comments

UPDATE: Since the publication of this blog post, the first release candidate of TokuMXse was made available for testing. Learn more about v1.0.0.RC.0. We've been working on TokuMXse for quite some time now. TokuMXse is the MongoDB 2.8 storage engine version of TokuMX that we'll be shipping when MongoDB 2.8 goes GA. We…

Testing TokuDB’s Group Commit Algorithm Improvement

Posted On December 23, 2014 | By Joel Epstein | 4 comments

The MySQL 5.6 Release has introduced some changes to how two phase commit works and is managed.  In particular, the commit phase of transactions to the binary log is now serialized and this behavior is something we identified fairly immediately.  We implement a group commit algorithm that needed to be…

Scaling TokuDB Performance with Binlog Group Commit

Posted On December 17, 2014 | By Rich Prohaska | 3 comments

TokuDB offers high throughput for write intensive applications, and the throughput scales with the number of concurrent clients.  However, when the binary log is turned on, TokuDB 7.5.2 throughput suffers.  The throughput scaling problem is caused by a poor interaction between the binary log group commit algorithm in MySQL 5.6…

Yes, Virginia, There is Going to be a TokuMX Storage Engine for MongoDB 2.8

Posted On December 16, 2014 | By Dave Rosenlund | 1 comments

UPDATE: Since the publication of this blog post, Tokutek subsequently published preliminary performance benchmark results for this new TokuMX sibling, called TokuMXse. In addition, the first release candidate of TokuMXse was made available for testing. Learn more about the performance benchmark; learn more about v1.0.0.RC.0. First things first… Congratulations to Keith, Michael,…

Frohe Festtage Von Weinhem! (Or A Music-driven Holiday Light Display for MongoDB Hackers)

Posted On December 10, 2014 | By Dave Rosenlund | 0 comments

Want to tweet out a personalized holiday video to your friends?  Heckenlights is a Christmas lights installation playing Christmas songs that lets viewers customize and share it. Heckenlights was created by software developer Mark Paluch (@mp911de) who thought it was time to introduce some American-style holiday bling to his hometown of…