performance Archive

EnhanceIO block cache – howto and benchmark

What is EnhanceIO? EnhanceIO is fork of Facebook’s flashcache. It uses SSDs as cache devices for traditional rotating hard disk drives. I had one spare SSD @ my office so why not give it a try. I chose EnhanceIO over other block caching drivers becouse it’s one of rare drivers that doesn’t need any modification

Tips for optimizing disk performance on Linux

Forespeech Lately I’ve been dealing mostly with storage and disk performance. We have several MySQL / MongoDB databases, which can be very I/O consuming. Usually people benchmark storage when they setup server, but running a real service on it, will actually show how really optimized the server is. Tips for optimizing your disk storage I’ll

Converting your InnoDB MySQL server to TokuDB (how we did it)

What is TokuDB? TokuDB is a storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB that dramatically improves the performance of large databases (typically 50 GBs or larger). By replacing 40-year-old B-tree technology with patented Fractal TreeĀ® technology, TokuDB speeds indexing by 10x or more, and reducing the size of the database by upt o 90%. Because of