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IMDb Data in a Graph Database

In this first of its kind, Percona welcomes Dehowe Feng, Software Developer from Bitnine as a guest blogger. In his blog post, Dehowe discusses how viewing imported data from IMDb into a graph database (AgensGraph) lets you quickly see how data nodes relate to each other. This blog echoes a talk given by Bitnine at […]

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.2.1 is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.2.1 on August 16, 2017. For install and upgrade instructions, see Deploying Percona Monitoring and Management. This hotfix release improves memory consumption. Changes...Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar Thursday, August 17: Efficient CRUD Queries in MongoDB

Join Percona’s, Senior Technical Operations Architect Tim Vaillancourt as he presents “Efficient CRUD Queries in MongoDB” on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT (UTC-7). Reserve Your Spot MongoDB has its own commands and function structures that ask the database to do work. In this talk, we will discuss how […]

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Upcoming Webinar Wednesday August 16: Lock, Stock and Backup – Data Guaranteed

Join Percona’s, Technical Services Manager, Jervin Real as he presents Lock, Stock and Backup: Data Guaranteed on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7). Reserve Your Spot Backups are crucial in a world where data is digital and uptime is revenue. Environments are no longer bound to traditional data […]

Why Morningstar Moved to the Cloud: 97% Cost Reduction

Enterprises won't move to the cloud. If they do, it's tantamount to admitting your IT group sucks. That has been the common wisdom. Morningstar, an investment research provider, is moving to the cloud and they're about as enterprisey as it gets. Show More Summary

Learning MySQL 5.7: Q & A

In this post I’ll answer questions I received in my Wednesday, July 19, 2017, webinar Learning MySQL 5.7! First, thank you all who attended the webinar. The link to the slides and the webinar recording can be found here. I received a number of interesting questions in the webinar that I’ve followed up with below. […]

Under the Tent: Thoughts from Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles

Welcome to a new weekly column on the Percona blog. My name is Colin Charles, Percona Chief Evangelist, and I have been involved in MySQL, MariaDB Server and the open source community for over a decade. Now I am at Percona, and this is my weekly column. When you start a column, you have ask […]

How to Configure Aurora RDS Parameters

In this blog post, we’ll look at some tips on how to configure Aurora RDS parameters. I was recently deploying a few Aurora RDS instances, a process very similar to configuring a regular RDS instance. I noticed a few minor differences in the way you configure Aurora RDS parameters, and very few articles on how […]

Avoiding the “An optimized (without redo logging) DDL operation has been performed” Error with Percona XtraBackup

This blog discusses newly added options for Percona XtraBackup 2.4.8 and how they can impact your database backups. To avoid issues with MySQL 5.7 skipping the redo log for DDL, Percona XtraBackup has implemented three new options ([crayon-5989c5610178f045032264-i/],...Show More Summary

Webinar Wednesday August 9, 2017: MongoDB Security – Making Things Secure by Default

Join Percona’s Senior Technical Services Engineer, Adamo Tonete as he presents MongoDB Security: Making Things Secure by Default on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-7). Register Now MongoDB security breaches have regularly been in the news. What isn’t mentioned, however, is that it’s all been avoidable. Simple mistakes […]

Saturation Metrics in PMM 1.2.0

One of the new graphs added to Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is saturation metrics. This blog post explains how to use the information provided by these graphs. You might have heard about Brendan Gregg’s USE Method  (Utilization-Saturation-Errors) as a way to analyze the performance of any system. Our goal in PMM is to support […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 4th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Hands down the best ever 25,000 year old selfie from Pech Merle cave in southern France. (The Ice Age) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 35%: US traffic is now IPV6; 10^161:...Show More Summary

Percona Live Europe 2017 Sneak Peek Schedule Up Now! See Available Sessions!

We are excited to announce that the sneak peek schedule for the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is up! The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is September 25 – 27, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The theme of Percona Live Europe 2017 is Championing Open Source Databases, with sessions on MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and […]

Percona Toolkit 3.0.4 is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Toolkit 3.0.4 on August 2, 2017. Percona Toolkit is a collection of advanced command-line tools that perform a variety of MySQL and MongoDB server and system tasks too difficult or complex for DBAs to perform manually. Show More Summary

The Next Scalability Hurdle: Massively Multiplayer Mobile AR

Many moons ago, in Building Super Scalable Systems: Blade Runner Meets Autonomic Computing In The Ambient Cloud, I said we still had scaling challenges ahead, that we've not yet begun to scale, that we still don't know how to scale at a planetary level. That was 7 years ago. Show More Summary

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.6-1.7 is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.6-1.7 on August 2, 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

Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.36-82.1 is Now Available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.36-82.1 on August 1, 2017 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.6.36, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.34-79.1 is the current GA release in the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series. Show More Summary

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Group Replication: The Sweet and the Sour

In this blog, we’ll look at group replication and how it deals with flow control (FC) and replication lag.  Overview In the last few months, we had two main actors in the MySQL ecosystem: ProxySQL and Group-Replication (with the evolution to InnoDB Cluster).  While I have extensively covered the first, my last serious work on […]

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