Modular vs Integrated

There’s actually no single “correct” answer! It all depends on where in a stack the component lives; the state of the market for that component region; sometimes even geographic location of the user comes into play. Yes, for OSS projects modularity is handy in terms of handling contributions, but modularity may not be the best […]

Measuring HD latency in ways relevant to MySQL

As I described yesterday, Open Query is doing some tests on SSDs and other devices pretending to be harddisks (SANs, battery-backed RAID controllers, etc). To aid this, I wrote a┬ásmall tool to test the different kind of I/O operations MySQL would/could do, which is not quite the same as what other general purpose apps would […]