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MariaDB High Performance by Pierre MAVRO

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Choosing the appropriate hardware

Choosing the correct hardware is not an easy task. MariaDB has the following hardware requirements:

  • Disk performance
  • RAID and acceleration cards
  • RAM
  • CPU

Some types of software do not require so many important resources, but this is not the case for MariaDB. Of course, it depends on what you want to use your MariaDB instance for. For example, for a small website with poor access, you do not really need a huge configuration; a 10-year-old PC should really be enough. However, for a high-load website, requests should be analyzed to know which kind of hardware should be taken into consideration.

Disks

The disk is one of the biggest parts as several kinds of elements should be taken into consideration, and the storage is, ...

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