David Thompson's Blog

February 26, 2018

Write Optimizations for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 in MariaDB 10.3.5 Release Candidate

MariaDB has been collaborating with Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies in pushing the performance envelop by leveraging innovative ARM-based hardware architecture with MariaDB’s unique database architecture.  As part of the Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 product launch back in Nov 2017,  we demonstrated the strong read scalability of MariaDB on this chip.  Since then, MariaDB and Qualcomm engineering have been working to improve the scalability of write operations which we would like to share with the developer community today.

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March 14, 2017

ColumnStore: Storage Architecture Choices

Join MariaDB ColumnStore Use Cases Webinar on March 23, 2017 10 a.m. PT

MariaDB ColumnStore provides a complete solution for automated high availability of a cluster. On the data processing side:

  • Multiple front-end or User Module (UM) servers can be deployed to provide failover on SQL processing.

  • Multiple back-end or Performance Module (PM) servers can be deployed to provide failover on distributed data processing.

Due to the shared-nothing data processing architecture, ColumnStore requires the storage tier to deliver high availability for a complete solution. In this blog, I intend to provide some clarity and direction on the architecture and choices available.

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