MySQL and SSD: Usage Patterns

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f you’re considering using solid-state storage for your MySQL server, you should attend this talk. The obvious usage of SSD is just to put all data on it, but that may not be the most optimal solution. It might be better to have a mixture of SSDs and normal disks. Or you might want to use separate SSDs for different tasks, so they don’t get a mixed workload. There are many possibilities. I will show various usage patterns, like: using SSD as a cache, using SSD for temporary table, and separating the transaction logs and doublewrite buffer. Benchmarks included. Get the most from your SSDs for MySQL!

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Vadim Tkachenko

Percona Inc

Vadim Tkachenko is the CTO and co-founder of Percona Inc. He is an expert in application scaling and performance tuning, and co-authored the O’Reilly book High Performance MySQL, 2nd Edition.

Vadim has over five years of experience in benchmarking and profiling MySQL, having worked inside MySQL’s High Performance group. He now continues his benchmarks independently on

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