Posted by Steve on Tue 25 Jun 2013 at 09:35
Recently there have been many alternatives presented to MySQL, with MariaDB looking like a great alternative due to its drop-in nature, and increased performance.
Have any of our readers used this in large scale deployments? I'd be curious to know if it lives up to the hype and does indeed perform well.
This site uses a pair of MySQL servers running in a Master-Slave deployment, and I aim to upgrade them shortly. Initially I'll update the slave, and if all proceeds well the master.
Although the site is "busy" the databases are no longer the single point of contention so I suspect I'll not notice any significant improvement although I will be keeping an eye upon the load graphs just to be sure that things aren't immediately worse.
I do manage some very large and heavily loaded MySQL instances but as they're so large they're precisely the ones I can't mess around with arbitrarily. So testing at scale is a little hard, and any feedback from users would be useful to hear.