Monitoring ProxySQL using Datadog

ProxySQL is a high performance proxy for MySQL and its forks. One of the key features is its ability to handle hundreds of thousands of connections with very low overhead. Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, bringing together data from servers, databases, tools, and services to present a unified view of an entire stack. Datadog does not yet provide an integration for ProxySQL. So I decided to write an integration by forking the Datadog agent. Read my detailed

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Extend MySQL Master HA (MHA) capabilities with MHA Helper

I have used many tools starting with MMM to be able to manage MySQL replication clusters. Some of the tools need more tools and complex HA solutions such as Pacemaker and Corosync, or Zookeeper. While other tools do not do the failover well which leaves the slaves in an inconsistent state, MMM would be an example. And I must say that of all the tools I love MySQL Master HA (MHA) the most. MHA is a great tool to manage

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Nasty MySQL Replication Bugs that Affect Upgrade to 5.6

There were two nasty MySQL replication bugs in two different 5.6 releases that would make it difficult to upgrade slaves to MySQL 5.6 while still connected to MySQL 5.5 master. The first of those bugs is MySQL bug 72610 which affects 5.6.19. Essentially this bug is triggered when the table structure on the slave is different from the table structure on the master which leads to unnecessarily large amount of RAM usage while replicating events that affect that table. The

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On SSDs – Lifespans, Health Measurement and RAID

Solid State Drive (SSD) have made it big and have made their way not only in desktop computing but also in mission-critical servers. SSDs have proved to be a break-through in IO performance and leave HDD far far behind in terms of Random IO performance. Random IO is what most of the database administrators would be concerned about as that is 90% of the IO pattern visible on database servers like MySQL. I have found Intel 520-series and Intel 910-series

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