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The Six Secrets to Superior Sales Kickoffs

Author: Jim NinivaggiMany companies have their annual sales kickoff (SKO) meetings approaching. A good kickoff successfully blends motivational elements, education, team building and fun – setting the tone and momentum for the year ahead. Here are six secrets to make your meetings a hit and not a miss. Secret 1: Form the right planning committee It’s easy and tempting to simply repeat the general format and agenda of past...

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Meltdown vs MySQL part 1: in-memory sysbench and a core i3 NUC

This is my first performance report for the Meltdown patch using in-memory sysbench and a small server.the worst case overhead was ~5.5%a typical overhead was ~2%QPS was similar between the kernel with the Meltdown fix disabled and the old kernelthe overhead with too much concurrency (8 clients) wasn't worse than than the overhead without too much concurrency (1 or 2 clients)ConfigurationMy usage of sysbench is described here. The...