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Amazon RDS: MySQL 5.5 Now Available

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports version 5.5 of MySQL. This new version of MySQL includes InnoDB 1.1, and offers a number of performance improvements including enhanced use of multiple cores, better I/O handling with multiple read and write threads, and enhanced monitoring. InnoDB 1.1 includes a number of improvements over the prior […]

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New Webinar: High Availability Websites

As part of a new, monthly hands on series of webinars, I’ll be giving a technical review of building, managing and maintaining high availability websites and web applications using Amazons cloud computing platform. Hosting websites and web applications is a very common use of our services, and in this webinar we’ll take a hands-on approach […]

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Amazon RDS: Announcing Read Replicas

It is possible to characterize the workload handled by a relational database in terms of the ratio of reads to writes. Some applications seem to use about the same number of reads and writes. Others write a little bit of data and read a lot. This read-heavy behavior is frequently seen in web applications. Different […]

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