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Is the CPU performance relevant for a database server?

This is a purely theoretical question. Let's say I have an application deployed on multiple servers. A load balancer, Multiple/scalable applications servers A (single) database server (for the ...
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Multi cores and MySQL Performance

Importance of RAM is an established fact but far less material is available about the importance of cores and multithreading when it comes to the usage of CPU by MySQL. I am talking about the ...
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Percona vs MySQL

What is Percona? How does it differ from MySQL? When should we consider switching (or upgrading) from stock MySQL to Percona? To add some specifics in our situation we almost exclusively use ...
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Is the overhead of frequent query cache invalidation ever worth it?

I'm currently working on a MySQL database where we are seeing a large number of invalidations from the query cache, primarily because of the high number of INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE statements that ...
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Using multiple cores for single MySQL queries on Debian

I am running a MySQL server for tests on a VM (VMWare) with Debian as guest OS. The guest has four emulated CPU cores, so I set thread_concurrency to four. I am doing expensive joins on large tables, ...
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MySql recommended hardware

Our company servers are currently hosted on a VPS and we've decided to move into dedicated servers. When choosing the best hardware for a DB server, what should we invest more resources: better CPU (...
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Mysql slowly uses memory until it starts to use swap

I am running a 1gb of RAM rackspace database server. For some reason in about 2 days the memory usage goes from using very little swap, to using 100mb. If I don't restart sql it will keep using more ...
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Transaction speed benchmarks for mySQL v5.6 replication - seems very slow

I'm trying to select the best configuration for our new infrastructure but got a bit confused about the results. I used sysbench v0.5 for the tests: prepare data sysbench --test=/usr/share/doc/...
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When to switch from MyISAM to InnoDB?

We have a MySQL 5.0 server running all tables as MyISAM. We have two slaves that, in the last month, we have upgraded to MySQL 5.5. Their tables are also still MyISAM. My original plan was to upgrade ...
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Frequently slow queries while in the 'Update' state

I have two tables that I update very frequently, one with a direct UPDATE .. and another INSERT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE ... Normally these queries are instant but at times will take 0.1s to 1+ ...
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Enabling InnoDB on an existing MySQL production server

We have a MySQL 5.1.59 server that has 30-40 existing MyISAM databases. I need to deploy an application that requires InnoDB databases. Can I just enable/configure InnoDB in /etc/my.cnf and restart ...
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Are there benefits to using more than 4 CPUs for MySQL?

We are running MySQL 5.5 on linux under VMWare, running on 2 CPUs. We are planning on increasing this to 4, but we have un-used CPUs available, and I'm wondering if there is any benefit to increasing ...
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Why should I use InnoDB and MySql instead of XtraDB and MariaDB? [closed]

Why should I use InnoDB and MySql instead of XtraDB and MariaDB, except that InnoDB and Mysql happen to be installed by default on my servers? Why isn't MariaDB and XtraDB installed by default ...
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The best MySQL configuration for my server

I'm little newbie in configuring mysql and I need some advices. Few days ago I made little home server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 with samba, mysql 5.5, apache 2.2, PHP 5.4.6 etc. I'm using it to ...
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Is there any performance difference among MariaDB (xtradb plugin) and XtraDB Server for InnoDB? [closed]

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