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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 12th, 2016

Maybe this year's Mavericks can ride some gravitational waves? If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 3.96 Million: viewers streaming the Super Bowl; 1000 kilometers: roads made of solar...Show More Summary

Measuring Docker IO overhead

This will be another post on using Percona Server via a Docker image. I want to follow up on my previous post regarding CPU/Network overhead in Docker “Measuring Percona Server Docker CPU/network overhead” by measuring  if there is....

Percona Live featured talk with Sergej Jurecko: ActorDB — an alternative view of a distributed database

Welcome to the first of several discussions with some of our upcoming Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the talks that will happen at this...

Estimating potential for MySQL 5.7 parallel replication

Unlike MySQL 5.6, where parallel replication can only be used when replicas have several schemas, MySQL 5.7 replicas can read binlog group commit information coming from the master to replicate transactions in parallel even when...

How to build your Property Management System integration using Microservices

This is a guest post by Rafael Neves, Head of Enterprise Architecture at ALICE, a NY-based hospitality technology startup. While the domain is Property Management, it's also a good microservices intro. In a fragmented world of hospitality systems, integration is a necessity. Show More Summary

EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON: buffer_result is not hidden!

Time for another entry in the EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON is cool! series. Today we’re going to look at how you can view the buffer result using JSON (instead of the regular [crayon-56ba578605e9e922229768-i/] command. Regular [crayon-56ba578605eae578197715-i/] does not identify...

A Smallish List of Parse Migration Guides

Since Parse's big announcement it looks like the release of migration guides from various alternative services has died down. The biggest surprise is the rise of Parse's own open source Parse Server. Check out its commit velocity on GitHub. Show More Summary

Percona Server 5.7.10-2 second RC available

Percona is glad to announce the second release candidate of Percona Server 5.7.10-2 on February 8, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or from the Percona Software Repositories. New Features: Complete list of changes...

Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the first release candidate of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 on February 8th 2016. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories. This is a Release Candidate...

What's Next? The NFL's Magic Yellow Line Shows the Way to Augmented Reality

What’s next? Mobile is entering its comforting middle age period of development. Conversational commerce is a thing, a good thing, but is it really a great thing? What’s next may be what has been next for decades: Augmented reality (AR) (and VR). Show More Summary

MySQL 5.7: Introduction for Operational DBAs

Join us Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:00am PST (UTC-8) for a webinar on the operational and monitoring features of MySQL 5.7 with Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev. MySQL 5.7 is a great release, providing valuable features...

Measuring Percona Server Docker CPU/network overhead

Now that we have our Percona Server Docker images, I wanted to measure the performance overhead when we run the database in the container. Since Docker promises to use a lightweight container, in theory there should be very light overhead....

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 5th, 2016

We have an early entry for the best vacation photo of the century. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 1 billion: WhatsApp users; 3.5 billion: Facebook users in 2030; $3.5 billion: art...Show More Summary

MySQL password expiration features to help you comply with PCI-DSS

PCI Compliance (section 8.2.4) requires users to change password every 90 days. Until MySQL 5.6.6 there wasn’t a built-in way to comply with this requirement. Since MySQL version 5.6.6 there’s a password_expired feature which allows...

Lightning talks at Percona Live Data Performance Conference

The main schedule for the Percona Live Data Performance Conference is available. Almost everything has been defined. There are tutorials and plenty of sessions waiting for conference attendees. One thing that is still undefined is the session of lightning talks. Show More Summary

A Case Study: WordPress Migration for Shift.ms

The case study presented involves a migration from custom database to WordPress. The company with the task is Valet and it has a vast portfolio of previously done jobs that included shifts from database to WordPress, multisite-to-multisite, and multisite to single site among others. Show More Summary

New GIS Features in MySQL 5.7

MySQL 5.7 has been released, and there are some exciting new features now available that I’m going to discuss in this blog — specifically around geographic information system (GIS). I’ve used GIS features in MySQL...

Percona Live Crash Courses: for MySQL and MongoDB!

Percona Live Crash Courses for MySQL and MongoDB The database community constantly tells us how hard it is to find someone with MySQL and MongoDB DBA skills who can help with the day-to-day management of their databases....

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Experimental Percona Docker images for Percona Server

Docker is incredibly popular tool for deploying software, so we decided to provide a Percona Docker image for both Percona Server MySQL and Percona Server for MongoDB. We want to create an easy way to try...

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