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Benchmarking Load Balancers in the Cloud

Load balancing is one of the technologies that virtually all our customers are using within EC2, and there is an increasing set of options available for doing it. We've been giving advice to our customers for years on what we've seen work but we finally decided to spend some time and do a real A-B benchmark comparison of a number of solutions. The result is a white paper Load Balancing in the...Read more

MySQL Performance on Amazon EC2

Spurred by Morgan Tocker , I ran some sysbench MySQL performance benchmarks on EC2 instances. This is just the first round, more to follow. The Setup On a small instance, I reformatted /mnt with LVM2 and creates a 140GB xfs filesystem. In the my.cnf the important InnoDB settings I chose are: innodb_buffer_pool_size = 1G innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 24M innodb_log_file_size = 64M...Read more
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