Percona Server tree with support of Fusion-io atomic writes and DirectFS - MySQL Performance Blog
Jason Belich stashed this in despair
Why isn't anyone out there doing this kind of tuning for Postgres?!?!
MYSQL IS GODFUCKING HORRIBLE!!!!
Not sure if it's that Web people grew up with MySQL so that's why there's so many of us.
Or whether the Postgres people as a group are too obnoxious for MySQLers to join.
I had a pretty long conversation with that guy at a 106 a few months back, right after that article hit hackernews. I think I gave him 3 or 4 whole new reasons to hate MySQL... lol.
I would just be happy if MySQL had true ACID compliance, real sprocs, and triggers that don't corrupt your data.