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Percona XtraBackup 2.4.4 is now available

Percona announces the GA release of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.4 on July 25th, 2016. You can download it from our download site and from apt and yum repositories. Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered […]

MongoDB Consistent Backups

In this post, I’m going to discuss MongoDB consistent backups, and how to achieve them. You might have read before that MongoDB backup is not consistent. But what if I told you there is a tool that could make them consistent. What if this tool also would make it cluster-wide consistent, automatically compress the backup, become […]

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

Hey, it's HighScalability time: It's not too late London. There's still time to make this happen. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 40%: energy Google saves in datacenters using machine learning; 2.3:Show More Summary

The Value of Database Support

In this post, I’ll discuss how database support is good for your enterprise. Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. You must purchase car insurance before the incident […]

Building Highly Scalable V6 Only Cloud Hosting

This is a guest repost by Donatas Abraitis, Lead Systems Engineer at at Hostinger International. This article is about how we built the new high scalable cloud hosting solution using IPv6-only communication between commodity servers,...Show More Summary

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Upcoming Webinar Wednesday July 20, 11 am PDT: Practical MySQL Performance Optimization

Are you looking to improve your MySQL performance? Application success is often limited by poor MySQL performance. Please join Percona CEO and Founder Peter Zaitsev for this exclusive webinar on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC – 7) as he presents “Practical MySQL Performance Optimization“. Peter Zaitsev discusses how to get excellent […]

How Does Google do Planet-Scale Engineering for a Planet-Scale Infrastructure?

How does Google keep all its services up and running? They almost never seem to fail. If you've ever wondered we get a wonderful peek behind the curtain in a talk given at GCP NEXT 2016 by Melissa Binde, Director, Storage SRE at Google:...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 15th, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: That little smudge on Jupiter is North America (size comparison). If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. Quotable Quotes: @PokemonGoApp: To ensure all Trainers can experience #PokemonGo, we continue to add new resources to accommodate everyone. Show More Summary

Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam 2016: Speaking Gets You the Whole Community Event!

Come speak at Percona Live Europe, and get access to the entire conference. The Percona Live Open Source Database Performance Conference Europe 2016 is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, MongoDB and ODBMS ecosystems in Europe. Attendees include DBAs, SysAdmins, developers, architects, CTOs, CEOs, and vendors from around the world. It’s a great […]

MongoDB Data Durability

In this post, I want to talk about MongoDB data durability options across MongoDB versions. I consider a write durable if, once confirmed by the server, it becomes permanent at the node or cluster level (ignoring catastrophic failures like all nodes on a cluster failing at the same time). MongoDB lets you choose between different levels […]

Using Ceph with MySQL

Over the last year, the Ceph world drew me in. Partly because of my taste for distributed systems, but also because I think Ceph represents a great opportunity for MySQL specifically and databases in general. The shift from local storage to distributed storage is similar to the shift from bare disks host configuration to LVM-managed […]

Why Amazon Retail Went to a Service Oriented Architecture

When Lee Atchison arrived at Amazon, Amazon was in the process of moving from a large monolithic application to a Service Oriented Architecture. Lee talks about this evolution in an interesting interview on Software Engineering Daily:...Show More Summary

Vertical Scaling Works for Bits and Bites

This is just too delicious a parallel to pass up. Here we have Google building a new four story datacenter Scaling Up: Google Building Four-Story Data Centers: And here we have a new vertical farm from AeroFarms: Both have racks of consumables. Show More Summary

Call for Percona Live Europe MongoDB Speakers

Want to become one of the Percona Live Europe MongoDB speakers? Read this blog for details. The Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam call for papers is ending soon and we are looking for MongoDB speakers! This is a great way to build your personal and company brands. If you haven’t submitted a paper yet, here are […]

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.12-1.8 is now available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.12-1.8 on July 12, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.12-1.8 is an enhanced,...Show More Summary

Webinar July 14, 10 am PDT: Introduction into storage engine troubleshooting

Please join Sveta Smirnova for a webinar Thursday, July 14 at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) on an Introduction Into Storage Engine Troubleshooting. The number of MySQL storage engines provide great flexibility for database users, administrators and developers. At the same time, engines add an extra level of complexity when it comes to troubleshooting issues. Before […]

The fastest MySQL Sandbox setup ever!

MySQL-Sandbox 3.1.10 introduces a new utility, different from anything I have put before in the MySQL Sandbox toolkit. make_sandbox_from_url downloads a tiny MySQL tarball from a repository and install it straight away. As of today,Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 8th, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Juno: 165,000mph, 1.7 billion miles, missed orbit by 10 miles. Dang buggy software. If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. $3B: damages awarded to HP from Oracle; 37%: when to...Show More Summary

Percona Server 5.5.50-38.0 is now available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server 5.5.50-38.0 on July 8, 2016. Based on MySQL 5.5.50, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.50-38.0 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. Percona Server is open-source and free. Details of the release can be found in the 5.5.50-38.0 milestone on Launchpad. Downloads […]

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