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> From: "Ananda Kumar" <anandkl@stripped>
> yes, there some new features you can use to improve performance.
> If you are using mysql 5.5 and above, with files per table, you can
> enable BARACUDA file format, which in turn provides data compression
> and dynamic row format, which will reduce IO.
True, but Barracuda isn't limited to file-per-table, is it?
Also, while it's true that compression will lighten your I/O load, do not forget that it
does so at the cost of additional CPU load. There's no such thing as a free lunch :-)
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