Getting familiar with TokuDB part 1.

After TokuDB was announced as a new storage engine for MySQL, it made me very curious, but I didn’t try it out until now.

I try to check it from different aspects and I’ll be the blog it steps by step. I don’t do any serious benchmarking, just play with it, and see if it could be fit into Kinja’s MySQL ecosystem.

I use one of our development servers as a TokuDB playground. Sadly that hardware is not the same as the database masters nor as the slaves, so performance tests couldn’t be made on that piece of metal but many other ways are open to doing this.

I’ve installed the tokudb plugin from the Percona repository. The setup was quite easy and fast, the documentation is nice.

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