If you’re trying to email anyone at @askmonty.org or @montyprogram.com, you’ll notice that you’re getting a bounce. No, we’ve not disappeared from the face of the earth – we’re just having issues with our ISP. We’re still writing code to make MariaDB better, we even managed to sneak in a release of MariaDB (yes, 5.2 is now released – download 5.2.3 now!)
We’ll keep you updated on the situation as our ISP fixes the problem.
Update: 12/11/2010, 8.15am UTC – email services are back up. If you tried sending us stuff in the last few days, don’t hesitate to resend it.
Recently I tested our new segmented key cache feature for MyISAM in MariaDB 5.2.2-gamma for performance gains. You can check our new features in MariaDB 5.2 in our Ask Monty Knowledge Base
You will also find the details about the segmented key cache feature in our Knowledge Base at:
We wrote a test in LUA for SysBench v0.5 called select_random_points.lua, to figure out the performance gain of splitting the key cache’s global mutex into several mutex under multi user load.
You can find all the details about the benchmark in our Knowledge Base article here:
The results were quite surprising, because we found up to 250% performance gain depending on the amount of concurrent users. On a side note we also found out that our new Intel system with 24 virtual cores has more than a 10 times performance advantage compared to our older 4 core system.
And the winners are, …
There was quite a rush for the t-shirts and we have our three winners:
* Antony Curtis http://antbits.blogspot.com/
* Ray Kawalec http://www.traenq.com/
* Patrick Crews http://www.wc220.com/
Due to your high interest in our Istanbul2010 t-shirts, we are extending our giveaway quiz until November 30th.
Question: What is Maria in MariaDB and how is it connected to My and Max?
Email your answers to “istanbul2010-contest [at] askmonty (dot) o r g” before 30 Nov 2010. Good luck!
By the way, the design on the t-shirts looks like this: