Will solid state hard drives negate the need to performance tune your database server?

Solid state hard drives or SSD’s as they are also known are the latest generation of hard disk storage. They are far superior to traditional hard disk drives because of the absence of moving parts and so are blisteringly faster in comparison. Due to the architecture of the platter based hard disk, it is much […]

Facebook and MySQL

I already knew that Facebook was powered by MySQL but was curious about just how Facebook use the open source database platform. Recently I found this article where at the bottom of the page, you can find a fascinating two hour video by the Facebook MySQL team talking about their implementation of the RDBMS. Some […]