The Nitro Storage Engine: Simple Steps to Extreme Performance

Attendees will be introduced to NitroSecurity’s NitroEDB for MySQL (N4M) storage engine, and shown a few simple steps for migrating an existing MyISAM table to an Nitro table. In particular, this presentation will illustrate how to use N4M’s MySQL DDL extensions to transform a demonstration MyISAM table create statement into an N4M table create statement that uses several performance enhancing features of N4M. The N4M features illustrated will include index batching, time differentiated sub-fields, index SUM aggregates, index file sets, and fine grain memory management. MyISAM and N4M performance measurements will be compared for the demonstration table running on a commodity computer system. The presentation will conclude with a description of a production system that uses the demonstrated features, along with the newly released NitroEDB time partitioning feature, and its associated performance measurements.

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Paul Whittington

NitroSecurity, Inc.

Paul Whittington heads up the Nitro for MySQL technical team at NitroSecurity. Whittington is a database and embedded systems engineer with over 28 years of experience. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Whittington served as an Advisory Engineer with Lockheed-Martin Idaho Technologies, a Senior Engineer with EG&G Idaho, Inc., a Software Engineer with Intelligent Instrumentation, Inc., and a Staff Engineer with IBM Corporation. Paul holds several design patents.

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