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Speaking from experience which is humble but I think worth sharing, the major bottleneck with SQL databases (Sybase and SQL server here) is storage. But I think it's only fair that someone first benchmarks their setup before making any wrong assumptions. In my case, CPU usage has never risen high enough to justify upgrading the CPU any time soon. Instead, I ...
Somewhat not the answer you are probably looking for in the first part, but: have you considered pushing it to the cloud? AWS could allow you to provide for most of the needs above and extend your buying power without having to deal with the hardware as well. Second part - The hardware really depends on the tasks. I tend to lean towards more CPU's when I am ...
With spinning-platter disks you want to have the logs and data on separate drives as random access data disrupts the sequential log write operations, making the logs a performance bottleneck. SSDs do not have this issue as they lack the performance constraints imposed by the mechanical action of conventional hard disks. If you're getting SSDs for a DB ...
mysqld_multi is designed to manage several mysqld processes that listen for connections on different Unix socket files and TCP/IP ports. It can start or stop servers, or report their current status. These links can be helpful to you Running multiple instances on the same host http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/mysqld-multi.html
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