30 Jan

Magento MySQL Replication

We've got a fairly vast experience of MySQL clusters - and Percona have worked with us on a number of occasions when pushing the boundaries of complex configurations. Can Magento natively handle read-only slaves Magento is natively capable of splitting off reads/writes to different database servers (with the exception of a few broken releases, eg. … Continue reading

12 Jul

Why Siege isn't an accurate test tool for Magento performance

We're getting pretty concerned at Sonassi HQ with the growing confusion surrounding transactions per second (TPS), requests per second (RPS) and concurrency by the community as a whole. Shamefully, I fear that we are guilty for bucking this trend. We created a monster, now its time to put it down 3 years ago, when we … Continue reading