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When Should I Enable MongoDB Sharding?

In this blog post, we will talk about MongoDB sharding and walk through the main reasons why you should start a cluster (independent of the approach you have chosen). Note: I will cover this subject in my webinar How To Scale with MongoDB on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT […]

ButterCMS Architecture: a Mission-Critical API Serving Millions of Requests per Month

This is a guest post by Jake Lumetta, co-founder and CEO of ButterCMS. ButterCMS lets developers add a content management system to any website in minutes. Our business requires us to deliver near-100% uptime for our API, but after multiple outages that nearly crippled our business, we became obsessed with eliminating single points of failure. Show More Summary

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 10: MariaDB and Upcoming Appearances

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Beyond spending time getting ready for Velocity and Open Source Summit Europe this week, there was some feature testing this week that compared MySQL and MariaDB. Naturally, a long report/blog is coming soon. Stay tuned. […]

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 10: MariaDB and Upcoming Apearances

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Beyond spending time getting ready for Velocity and Open Source Summit Europe this week, there was some feature testing this week that compared MySQL and MariaDB. Naturally, a long report/blog is coming soon. Stay tuned. […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 13th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Tech is transforming how food is being grown. Lots of opportunity for local nerdy production. Greenhouses even look like dartacenters! (This Tiny Country Feeds the World) If you like this sort of Stuff...Show More Summary

A Mystery with open_files_limit

In this blog, we’ll look at a mystery around setting the [crayon-59dfc03769c3a504811267-i/] variable in MySQL and Percona Server for MySQL. MySQL Server needs file descriptors to run. It uses them to open new connections, store tables in the cache, create temporary tables to resolve complicated queries and access persistent ones. Show More Summary

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.2 Is Now Available

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.2. This release only contains bug fixes related to usability. For install and upgrade instructions, see Deploying Percona Monitoring and Management. Bug fixes PMM-1529:...Show More Summary

Webinar Thursday, October 12, 2017: MongoDB Readiness from an SRE and Ops Viewpoint

Join Percona’s MongoDB Practice Manager David Murphy on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT (UTC-7) as he discusses MongoDB Readiness from an SRE and Ops Viewpoint. Register Now Operations teams (SRE, PE, DevOps, etc.) are being asked to take a more active role in database provisioning and scaling. Much […]

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Webinar Wednesday, October 11, 2017: Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Demonstration

Join Percona’s Product Manager Michael Coburn as he presents a Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Demonstration on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT (UTC-7). Register Now How can you optimize database performance if you can’t see what’s happening? Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free, open source database troubleshooting […]

What will programming look like in the future?

Maybe programming will look something like the above video. Humans and AIs working together to produce software better than either can separately. The computer as a creative agent, working in tandem with a human partner, to produce software, in a beautiful act of co-creation. The alternative vision—The Coming Software Apocalypse—is a dead end. Show More Summary

MySQL and MariaDB Default Configuration Differences

In this blog post, I’ll discuss some of the MySQL and MariaDB default configuration differences, focusing on MySQL 5.7 and MariaDB 10.2. MariaDB Server is a general purpose open source database, created by the founders of MySQL. MariaDB Server (referred to as MariaDB for brevity) has similar roots as Percona Server for MySQL, but is […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 6th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: LiDAR sees an enchanted world. (Luminar) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 14TB: Western Digital Hard Drive; 3B: Yahoo's perfidy; ~80%: companies traded on U.S. stock market...Show More Summary

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 9: Oracle OpenWorld and Percona Live Europe Post Mortem

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. This week: a quick roundup of releases, a summary of my thoughts about Percona Live Europe 2017 Dublin, links to look at and upcoming appearances. Oracle OpenWorld happened in San Francisco this past week, and […]

Graph Descriptions for Metrics Monitor in Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0

The Metrics Monitor of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 (PMM) provides graph descriptions to display more information about the monitored data without cluttering the interface. Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL®, MariaDB® and MongoDB® performance. Show More Summary

Percona Live Europe Social

One for the road… The social events at Percona Live Europe provide the community with more time to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. The formal sessions provided lots of opportunities for exchanging notes, experiences and ideas. Lunches and coffee breaks proved to be busy too. Even so, what’s better than chilling […]

ClickHouse MySQL Silicon Valley Meetup Wednesday, October 25 at Uber Engineering with Percona’s CTO Vadim Tkachenko

I will be presenting at the ClickHouse MySQL Silicon Valley Meetup on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 6:30 PM. ClickHouse is a real-time analytical database system. Even though they’re only celebrating one year as open source software, it has already proved itself ready for the serious workloads. We will talk about ClickHouse in general, some internals […]

MyRocks Metrics Now in PMM 1.3.0

One of the most exciting features shipped in the Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 (PMM) release is support for MyRocks metrics via a new Metrics Monitor dashboard titled MySQL MyRocks Metrics. The support in PMM follows the recent Percona...Show More Summary

Webinar October 4, 2017: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7). Register Now Today you can use hosted MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server for MySQL/PostgreSQL in several “cloud providers” as a database as a service (DBaaS). Learn the differences, the access […]

Big Dataset: All Reddit Comments – Analyzing with ClickHouse

In this blog, I’ll use ClickHouse and Tabix to look at a new very large dataset for research. It is hard to come across interesting datasets, especially a big one (and by big I mean one billion rows or more). Before, I’ve used on-time airline performance available from BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS. Another recent example is NYC […]

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