PHP and persistent MySQL connections

At the MySQL Performance Blog there is a very interesting article about PHP‘s persistent MySQL connections (connection pooling) and why they are not enabled by default in the mysqli extension.

Distributed Transactions in Java

If you are interested in distributed transactions checkout the talk Demystifying Java Technology Transaction Processing by Jon Maron, Mark Little and Greg Pavlik. The talk was given at JavaOne 2004 and it available online for the Sun Developer Network members (you can be a member with a free registration). Mike Spille has also written a […]

MySQL Federated Storage Engine

The federated storage engine in MySQL is a storage engine that allows you to link multiple database tables, that exists in different instances of the database server, into logical databases. The federated storage engine was added to MySQL at version 5.0 and allows us to do various cool things like synchronous replication (using federated tables […]