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Exciting Pre-Cursors to MongoDB 3.6 Transactions

In this blog post, we are going to focus on the pre-cursors to MongoDB 3.6 transactions. As already discussed in this series, MongoDB 3.6 has a good number of features in it. Many of them center around sessions (which David Murphy already talked about). Some are highly anticipated by customers, whereas others are very case-specific. We’ll look […]

Webinar Friday, December 15, 2017: Capacity Planning for Your Data Stores

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Capacity Planning for Your Data Stores on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8). In this webinar, Colin uses a ticket sales website that does “normal” events like an M2M concert, but also occasionally also sells tickets to the Harry […]

Get Your Percona Live 2018 Tickets at the Super Saver Rate Now (Before Time Runs Out)!

Get your Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Super Saver tickets now. The countdown is on for the annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018! The conference takes place in Santa Clara, CA from April 23-25, 2018. The theme is Championing Open Source Databases, and the three-day conference will focus on the latest trends, news […]

Thoughts on MySQL 8.0.3 RC – The First MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate

Percona’s Technical Director of Quality Assurance Roel Van de Paar shares his findings on the quality of MySQL 8.0.3 RC. On 21 September 2017, our upstream friends at Oracle released MySQL 8.0.3 RC as the first MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate. I tested the MySQL 8.0.3 Release Candidate branch with selected Percona bugfixes applied and built […]

Webinar Thursday, December 14, 2017: Best Practices for Right-Sizing Your Aurora Footprint

Join Percona Technical Account Manager Tim Sharp, Percona Senior MySQL DBA for Managed Services Dov Endress, and Lookout Director of Engineering Michael Fortson as they present Best Practices When Right-Sizing Your Aurora Footprint on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Level: Basic Tags: DBA, MySQL, Cloud, AWS, Lookout, […]

Webinar Wednesday, December 13, 2017: Open Source Database Software Year in Review

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents 2017 Year in Review for Open Source Database Software on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8). Register Here 2017 is soon coming to an end, and it’s good to pause and take a look at the past year to see […]

Designing a RDBMS SQL Table

Building tables initially should not really require a lot of thought. What? I'm suggesting that when designing a table think of the Table as a spreadsheet. Yes. For instance, let's create a table that combines all social scores of a users' media in a single table. Show More Summary

Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play?

This article is chapter from my new book Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. The first release was written specifically for cloud newbies. I've made some updates and added a few chapters—Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play? and What is Cloud Computing?—that level it up to a couple ticks past beginner. Show More Summary

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.18-3.9 Is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.18-3.9 on December 11, 2017. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Percona Server for MongoDB is an enhanced, open-source,...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 8th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: AWS Geek creates spectacular visual summaries. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And please recommend my new book—Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10—to those looking to understand the cloud. Show More Summary

Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.38-83.0 is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.38-83.0 on December 8, 2017. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository. Based on MySQL 5.6.38, and including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.38-83.0 […]

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 18: Percona Live Call For Papers and a MongoDB 3.6 Overview

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. I highly recommend submitting to the CFP for Percona Live Santa Clara 2018 even though it only closes December 22 2017. By the 3rd week of December, i.e. before the CfP closes, it is very […]

MongoDB 3.6 Sessions Explained

In this blog post, we’ll look at MongoDB 3.6 sessions implementation. As I mentioned in my previous post, we are going to look a bit deeper into the new sessions in MongoDB 3.6. You should know that many of the cornerstone features of 3.6 depend directly or indirectly on sessions – things such as  “retryable” writes, […]

Hands-On Look at ZFS with MySQL

This post is a hands-on look at ZFS with MySQL. In my previous post, I highlighted the similarities between MySQL and ZFS. Before going any further, I’d like you to be able to play and experiment with ZFS. This post shows you how to configure ZFS with MySQL in a minimalistic way on either Ubuntu […]

MongoDB 3.6 Community Is Here!

By now you surely know MongoDB 3.6 Community became generally available on Dec 5, 2017. Of course, this is great news: it has some big ticket items that we are all excited about! But I want to also talk about my general thoughts on this release. It is always a good idea for your internal […]

Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.58-38.10 is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.58-38.10 on December 7, 2017. Based on MySQL 5.5.58, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.58-38.10 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. Percona Server for MySQL is open-source and free. You can find release details in the 5.5.58-38.10 milestone […]

Back to Sharing stuff I learned

I have not been regular in blog posts as I've just been focused on everything. I got lazy. Well, that is over.At Shots Studios, a teen social network consisting of nearly 2M lines of code is no more. Shots is now a one-stop shop for select Creators. Show More Summary

Webinar Thursday, December 7, 2017: Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) 101

Join Percona’s Software Engineer (PXC Lead), Krunal Bauskar as he presents Percona XtraDB Cluster 101 on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8). Tags: Percona XtraDB Cluster, MySQL, High Availability, Clustering...Show More Summary

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.2 Is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.2. This release contains fixes to bugs found after Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5.1 was released. Bug fixes PMM-1790: QAN displayed query metrics even for a host that was not configured for mysql:queries or mongodb:queries. Show More Summary

Webinar Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Gain a MongoDB Advantage with the Percona Memory Engine

Join Percona’s, CTO, Vadim Tkachenko as he presents Gain a MongoDB Advantage with the Percona Memory Engine on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Experience: Entry Level to Intermediate Tags: Developer, DBAs, Operations Looking for the performance of Redis or Memcache, the expressiveness of the MongoDB query language […]

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