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The Genie in the LAMP

Remember when the LAMP stack was young? Open source Linux, Apache HTTPd, MySQL, and PHP were the insurgent technologies delivering world-beating performance and scale at unheard-of prices, back in the…

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Testing MaxScale with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and others

How can we find extra ways to test MaxScale? It‘s now working its way through a beta program, heading for general release. As part of the team responsible for its…

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How to get MySQL 5.6 parallel replication and Percona XtraBackup to play nice together

MySQL 5.6 introduces a new “multi-threaded slave” feature (aka “parallel replication”) that turns the “slave SQL thread” into a number of distinct threads that each apply events to different schemas.…

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Dynamic Columns Tutorial – Part 1: Introduction

For certain situations, the static structure of tables in a relational database can be very limited. Each column is statically defined, has a pre-defined type and you can only enter…

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New name and new challenges

As we start the beginning of our FY15, I want to thank all our customers, partners, staff, and community members for their contributions this past year. I’m proud of what…

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