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Docker for Mac beta and MySQL - First impressions

Using Docker for development is a great way of ensuring that what you develop will be the same that you deploy in production. This is true for almost everything. If you develop on Linux, the above statement holds. If you develop on a different operating system (OSX or Windows) there are several restrictions. Show More Summary

MySQL High Availability: The Road Ahead for Percona and XtraDB Cluster

This blog post discusses what is going on in the MySQL high availability market, and what Percona’s plans are for helping customers with high availability solutions. One thing I like to tell people is that...

MySQL 5.7: initial flushing analysis and why Performance Schema data is incomplete

In this post, we’ll examine why in an initial flushing analysis we find that Performance Schema data is incomplete. Having shown the performance impact of Percona Server 5.7 patches, we can now discuss their technical...

Best Practices for Configuring Optimal MySQL Memory Usage

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for configuring optimal MySQL memory usage. Correctly configuring the use of available memory resources is one of the most important things you have to get right...

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7, focusing on temporal types

In this post, we’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles the old temporal types during an upgrade. MySQL changed the temporal types in MySQL 5.6.4, and it introduced a new feature: microseconds resolution in the TIME, TIMESTAMP...

Taking the MySQL document store for a spin

This is not a comprehensive review, nor an user guide. It's a step-by-step account of my initial impressions while trying the new MySQL XProtocol and the document store capabilities. In fact, I am barely scratching the surface here: more articles will come as time allows. Show More Summary

Gone Fishin'

Well, not exactly Fishin', but I'll be on a month long vacation starting today. I won't be posting (much) new content, so we'll all have a break. Disappointing, I know. Please use this time for quiet contemplation and other inappropriate activities. See you on down the road...

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 29th, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: The Universe in one image (Pablo Budassi). Imagine an ancient being leaning over, desperately scrying to figure out what they have wrought. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offeringShow More Summary

How Walmart Canada’s responsive redesign boosted conversions by 20%: a case Study

With conversion optimization on the rise, it is a great idea to look into case studies which help you learn and adopt them to your personal needs positively. To find the material on conversion optimization you need from case studies,...Show More Summary

The Platform Advantage of Amazon, Facebook, and Google

Where’s the mag­ic? [Amazon] The databas­ing and stream­ing and sync­ing in­fras­truc­ture we build on is pret­ty slick, but that’s not the se­cret. The man­age­ment tools are nifty, too; but that’s not it ei­ther. It’s the trib­al knowl­edge:...Show More Summary

How We Made MySQL Great Again, or Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

In this blog post, we’ll discuss upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator. I recently had a client, Life360, that wanted to upgrade from Percona Server 5.5 to Percona Server 5.6, and implement GTID in their high transaction environment....

Sponsored Post: Aerospike, TrueSight Pulse, Redis Labs, InMemory.Net, VividCortex, MemSQL, Scalyr, AiScaler, AppDynamics, ManageEngine, Site24x7

Who's Hiring? Software Engineer (DevOps). You are one of those rare engineers who loves to tinker with distributed systems at high scale. You know how to build these from scratch, and how to take a system that has reached a scalability limit and break through that barrier to new heights. Show More Summary

The Joy of Deploying Apache Storm on Docker Swarm

This is a guest repost from Baqend Tech on deploying and redeploying an Apache Storm cluster on top of Docker Swarm instead of deploying on VMs. It's an interesting topic because of the experience Wolfram Wingerath called it "a real joy", which is not a phrase you hear often in tech. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 22nd, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: A perfect 10. Really stuck that landing. Nadia Comaneci approves. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. $1B: Supercell’s Clash Royale projected annual haul;...Show More Summary

Percona Live 2016: Closing Comments and Prize Giveaway

Well, that is it for Percona Live 2016! This year was bigger and better than last year and included more sponsors, speakers, technologies, and talks than ever before. Once again we’d like to thank everybody...

Percona Live 2016: MongoDB Security

It’s almost time for the closing remarks and passport prize give away at Percona Live 2016, but still the talks keep coming. I was able to quickly pop into a lecture on MongoDB Security with Stephane Combaudon, MySQL Consultant...

Percona Live 2016: Sometimes “Less is More” for dash-boarding and graphing

We’re starting to wind down here at Percona Live 2016, but there are still talks to see even this late in the conference! One of the talks I saw was Sometimes “Less is More” for...

Percona Live 2016: Percona Live Game Night!

Wednesday night at Percona Live 2016 was reserved for fun, fun, fun! Once again, the Percona Live Game Night proved to be a popular and amazing event. There were more games this year than last,...

Percona Live 2016: MySQL Community Awards Ceremony

We wrapped up Thursday morning’s Percona Live 2016 keynotes (April 21)  with The MySQL Community Award Ceremony. The MySQL Community Awards is a community-based initiative, with the goal of publicly recognizing contributors to the MySQL...

Percona Live 2016: Day Three Keynote Talks

We’re heading into the final day here at Percona Live 2016! People are looking a little tired, but still excited for some excellent talks today. Once again the day started off with two great keynote...

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