When an example falls in your lap

As I recently noted, I’m giving a short talk at Percona Live about our experience with Fusion-io for MySQL at Craigslist. As is often the case, I agreed to give the talk before giving too much thought about exactly what I’d say. But recently I’ve started to sweat a little at the prospect of having to think up a compelling and understandable presentation.

Thankfully, due to a cache misconfiguration this week, we ended up taking a number of steps that not only will help us to deal with future growth, but as a side-effect we got to directly quantify some of the benefits of Fusion-io in our big MySQL boxes. For whatever reason, the bulk of the presentation basically fell into my lap today.

Now I just have to put it all together.

I won’t go so far as to claim that this is an argument for procrastination,but it sure is nice when something like this happens. :-)

About Jeremy Zawodny

I'm a software engineer and pilot. I work at craigslist by day, hacking on various bits of back-end software and data systems. As a pilot, I fly Glastar N97BM and high performance gliders in the northern California and Nevada area. I'm also the original author of "High Performance MySQL" published by O'Reilly Media. I still speak at conferences and user groups on occasion.
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8 Responses to When an example falls in your lap

  1. Derek says:

    The phrase you’re looking for is, “I love it when a plan comes together”, preferably chomping a cigar at the same time.

  2. If your working set fits in RAM and you’re primarily CPU-bound, spending the money on Fusion-io would be a waste. But even in sequential reads, it’s way faster than most disk arrays.

  3. perilun says:

    Did not realize you authored MySQL books (read your new bio box). Where might I find the one you cited?

  4. Pingback: Slides for: Fusion-io and MySQL 5.5 at Craigslist | Jeremy Zawodny's blog

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