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‘Woz on your mind?’ Share your questions for Steve Wozniak during his Percona Live keynote!

Here’s your chance to get on stage with Woz! Sort of. Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will participate in a moderated Q&A on creativity and innovation April 14 during the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 27th, 2015

Hey, it's HighScalability time: @scienceporn: That Hubble Telescope picture explained in depth. I have never had anything blow my mind so hard. hundreds of billions: files in Dropbox; $2 billion: amount Facebook saved building theirShow More Summary

FoundationDB is acquired by Apple: My thoughts

TechCrunch reported yesterday that Apple has acquired FoundationDB. And while I didn’t see any mention if this news on the FoundationDB website, they do have an announcement saying: “We have made the decision to evolve our company mission...Show More Summary

The Convergence that Changes Everything: Data Gravity + Containers + Microservices

What will change everything this time? Data Gravity (move compute to data) + Containers (lightweight computation) + Microservices (composable compute modules). That’s according to John Willis and Damon Edwards on a highly recommended...Show More Summary

Yelp IT! A talk with 3 Yelp MySQL DBAs on Percona Live & more

Founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses, Yelp has some 135 million monthly unique visitors. With those traffic volumes Yelp’s 300+ engineers are constantly working to keep things moving smoothly – and when you move that fast you learn many things. Show More Summary

Calling all MySQL DBAs: How do you use Percona Toolkit?

Percona Toolkit is one of our most mature open source applications. Derived from Maatkit and Aspersa, Percona Toolkit has evolved significantly over the years. The software now contains 32 tools, over 4,000 tests, and has been downloaded over 250,000 times. Show More Summary

Three Simple Rules for Building Data Products that People Will Actually Use

Tim Trefren is one of the founders at Mixpanel, the most advanced analytics platform for web & mobile applications. He has many years of experience building compelling, accessible interfaces to data. To learn more, check out the Mixpanel...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 20th, 2015

Hey, it's HighScalability time: What a view! The solar eclipse at sunrise from the International Space Station. 60 billion : rows in DynamoDB; 18.5 billion: BuzzFeed impressions Quotable Quotes: @postwait: Hell is other people’s APIs. @josephruscio:.@Netflix is now 34% of US Internet traffic at night. Show More Summary

Choosing a good sharding key in MongoDB (and MySQL)

MongoDB 3.0 was recently released. Instead of focusing on what’s new – that is so easy to find, let’s rather talk about something that has not changed a lot since the early MongoDB days. This topic is sharding and most specifically: how to choose a good sharding key. Show More Summary

Getting started guide for OpenStack contributors

So you want to contribute to OpenStack? I can help! For the last year or so I have been involved with OpenStack and more specifically the Trove (DBaaS) project as sort of an ambassador for Percona, contributing bits of knowledge, help...Show More Summary

MySQL QA Episode 1: Bash/GNU Tools & Linux Upskill & Scripting Fun

MySQL QA Episode #1: Bash/GNU Tools & Linux Upskill & Scripting Fun This episode consists of 13 parts, and an introduction. See videos below In HD quality (set your player to 720p!) Introduction Part 1: echo, ls, cp, rm, vi, cat, df,...Show More Summary

Sponsored Post: Signalfuse, InMemory.Net, Sentient, Couchbase, VividCortex, Internap, Transversal, MemSQL, Scalyr, FoundationDB, AiScaler, Aerospike, AppDynamics, ManageEngine, Site24x7

Who's Hiring? Sentient Technologies is hiring several Senior Distributed Systems Engineers and a Senior Distributed Systems QA Engineer. Sentient Technologies, is a privately held company seeking to solve the world’s most complex problems...Show More Summary

In-Memory Computing at Aerospike Scale: When to Choose and How to Effectively Use JEMalloc

This is a guest post by Psi Mankoski (email), Principal Engineer, Aerospike. When a customer’s business really starts gaining traction and their web traffic ramps up in production, they know to expect increased server resource load.Show More Summary

Free MySQL QA & Bash/Linux Training Series

Welcome to the MySQL QA Training Series! If you have not read our introductory blog post on pquery yet, I’d recommend reading that one first to get a bit of background. The community is enthuastic about pquery, and today I am happy to announce a full training series on pquery and more. Show More Summary

Interactive Online Training for MySQL and MariaDB

Because interactivity with the trainer (our classes are not dry lectures) and discussions are an important and intrinsic part of our teaching approach, we’ve long tracked development of technologies for online training, but previously were not satisfied. Show More Summary

How and Why Swiftype Moved from EC2 to Real Hardware

This is a guest post by Oleksiy Kovyrin, Head of Technical Operations at Swiftype. Swiftype currently powers search on over 100,000 websites and serves more than 1 billion queries every month. When Matt and Quin founded Swiftype in 2012, they chose to build the company’s infrastructure using Amazon Web Services. Show More Summary

Deep dive into MySQL’s innochecksum tool

One of our Percona Support customers recently reported that Percona XtraBackup failed with a page corruption error on an InnoDB table. The customer thought it was a problem or bug in the Percona XtraBackup tool. After investigation we...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 13th, 2015

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 1957: 13 men delivering a computer. 2017: a person may wear 13 computing devices (via Vala Afshar) 5.3 million/second: LinkedIn metrics collected; 1.7 billion: Tinder ratings per day Quotable Quotes: @jankoum: WhatsApp crossed 1B Android downloads. Show More Summary

Q&A: Multi-threaded Replication in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7

My webinar “Multi-threaded Replication in MySQL 5.6 and 5.7? on February 25 generated several excellent questions following the presentation (available here for playback along with the slides). I didn’t have time to answer many of the questions during the session and so in this post I answer all of them. Show More Summary

MySQL and geospatial programming: An introduction to GIS

Geographic information systems (GIS) are used by application developers to incorporate geographic information into their datasets to create apps with cool features such finding the address to the best steakhouse in town or the locations of local points of historical interest (the list is endless). Show More Summary

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