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Showing the hidden tables in MySQL 8 data dictionary

The freshly released MySQL 8.0 includes a data dictionary, which makes MySQL much more reliable. Thanks to this features, we don't have any '.frm' files, and querying the information_schema is 30x to 100x faster than previous versions. Show More Summary

MySQL at Oracle Open World 2016

MySQL is a growing presence at Oracle Open World. While most of the headlines belong to the main products, where Oracle services are aiming at world domination, MySQL shared the spotlight, as it was announced to be part of Oracle database cloud. Show More Summary

MariaDB Sessions at Percona Live Europe 2016

If you’re going to Percona Live Europe Amsterdam 2016, and are specifically interested in MariaDB-related technologies, there are many talks for you to attend. On Tutorial Monday, you will want to attend my tutorial The Complete MariaDB Server Tutorial. In those three hours, you’ll learn about all the differences that MariaDB Server has to offer […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 23rd, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Will Minority Report for developers really help us program better? (Primitive) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. October 2017: ICANN changes the DNSSEC root keys; $2.91M:...Show More Summary

Identifying and Solving Database Performance Issues with PMM: Webinar Q&A

In this blog, I will provide answers to the Q & A for the Identifying and Solving Database Performance Issues with PMM webinar. First, I want to thank everybody for attending the September 15 webinar. The recording and slides for the webinar are available here. Thanks for so many good questions. Below is the list […]

Percona Live Europe featured talk with Anthony Yeh — Launching Vitess: How to run YouTube’s MySQL sharding engine

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.41-25.11.1 is now available

Percona announces the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.41-25.11.1 (rev. 855) on September 22, 2016. Binaries are available from the downloads area or our software repositories. Bugs Fixed: Due to security reasons ld_preload libraries can now only be loaded from the system directories (/usr/lib64, /usr/lib) and the MySQL installation base directory. This fix also […]

Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 Call for Speakers Now Open

The Call for Speakers for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is open and accepting proposals through Oct. 31, 2016. The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is the premier event for the diverse and active open source community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source software. Topics for the […]

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.30-25.16.3 is now available

Percona  announces the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on September 21, 2016. Binaries are available from the downloads area or our software repositories. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.30-25.16.3 is now the current release, based...Show More Summary

Percona Server 5.7.14-8 is now available

Percona announces the GA release of Percona Server 5.7.14-8 on September 21, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.7.14, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.7.14-8 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.7 series. Percona’s provides completely open-source and free […]

Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2 is now available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2 on September 21, 2016. Based on MySQL 5.5.51, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. Percona Server is open-source and free. You can find release details of the release in the 5.5.51-38.2 milestone on Launchpad. […]

Regular Expressions Tutorial

This blog post highlights a video on how to use regular expressions. It’s been a while since I did the MySQL QA and Bash Training Series. The 13 episodes were quite enjoyable to make, and a lot of people watched the video’s and provided great feedback. In today’s new video, I’d like to briefly go over regular expressions. The session will cover […]

MySQL team: make it easy to give you feedback!

There was a bold announcement during the MySQL Keynote at Oracle Open World. A new product that will mix up with the existing GA server, called MySQL InnoDB Cluster. This is an evolution of MySQL group replication, which has been in the labs for long time, and the MySQL shell, which was introduced as a side feature last April. Show More Summary

Improving the design of MySQL replication

Now that MySQL 8.0 has been revealed, it's time to take a deep look at replication features in the latest releases, and review its overall design. Server UUID vs Server-ID At the beginning of replication, there was the server_id variable that identified uniquely a node in a replication system. Show More Summary

If Traffic is an Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma Game Can Smart Cars Evolve Co-operative Behavior?

Can small tribes of cooperating smart cars improve overall traffic even if they are not in the majority? Sure, if every car was a self-driving car maybe traffic jams could dissolve like blood clots on anticoagulants, but what about that messy in-between period? It will be some time before smart cars rule the road. Show More Summary

Webinar Thursday September 22 – Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster

Join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt on Thursday, September 22, at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) for the webinar Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster. This webinar will provide some best practices to ensure the performance of your system under high-traffic conditions. Can your retail site handle the traffic […]

MongoDB point-in-time backups made easy

In this blog post we’ll look at MongoDB point-in-time backups, and work with them. Mongodump is the base logical backup tool included with MongoDB. It takes a full BSON copy of database/collections, and optionally includes a log of changes during the backup used to make it consistent to a point in time. Mongorestore is the tool used […]

Percona Live Europe featured talk with Marc Berhault — Inside CockroachDB’s Survivability Model

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

Open Source Databases at Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam

In this blog post, I’ll review some of the open source database technologies discussions at Percona Live Europe. I’ve already written about the exciting PostgreSQL and MongoDB content at Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam, and now I’m going to highlight some of our open source database content.   In the last five years, the open […]

Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.9-2.1 is now available

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.9-2.1 on September 19, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Percona Server for MongoDB 3.2.9-2.1 is an enhanced,...Show More Summary

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