Optimal performance out of the box!Wed, May 12, 2010 in Databases
Most database companies would be proud to say that their products perform optimally out of the box. It means they accomplished a Herculean feat of engineering. But most databases have configuration options because this is almost impossible. For example, MySQL has scores of tuning options, and it needs a lot more.
So when someone benchmarks your database and makes you look bad, usually you can say “that benchmark was run by someone who doesn’t know how to properly tune my database software.”
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.