September 17, 2014

CentOS 5.8 users: your UTF-8 data is in peril with Perl MySQL

CentOS 5.8 and earlier use Perl module DBD::mysql v3.0007 which has a bug that causes Perl not to flag UTF-8 data as being UTF-8.  Presuming that the MySQL table/column is using UTF-8, and the Perl MySQL connection is also using UTF-8, then a correct system returns: PV = 0x9573840 "\343\203\213 \303\250"\0 [UTF8 "\x{30cb} \x{e8}"] That’s a Devel::Peek inside a Perl scalar variable which […]

Solving RPM installation conflicts in CentOS 5 and CentOS 6

Lately we’ve had many reports of the RPM packages for CentOS 5 (mostly) and CentOS 6 having issues when installing different combinations of our products, particularly with Percona Toolkit for MySQL. Examples of bugs related to these issues are lp:1031427 and lp:1051874. These problems arise when trying to install a package from the distribution that […]

Percona MySQL University in Montevideo and Buenos Aires

Following our Percona MySQL University event in Raleigh,NC Percona MySQL University comes to South America! We’ll have a Full day FREE MySQL Technical Educational events in Montevideo on February 5th, 2013 and Buenos Aires on February 7th. I’m very excited to bring these events to MySQL Community in Uruguay and Argentina. This is my first […]

FOSDEM 2013: MySQL And Friends Community Dinner

Just like previous years, the ‘MySQL And Friends’ community is gathering to have a dinner on the Saturdaynight of FOSDEM. This time it is on February 2nd, 2013. This year, it will not be an Italian restaurant, but more a Belgian style restaurant, about 10 minutes walk from the FOSDEM event. Mirabelle: http://www.mirabelle.be/index.php?lang=en Chaussée de Boondael, […]

A closer look at Percona XtraDB Cluster for MySQL

The Web And PHP Magazine just published an article describing Percona XtraDB Cluster written by Liz van Dijk and Kenny Gryp. It is a pretty high-level introduction to the technology, so definitely give it a read if you’ve been wanting to give it a closer look. Go to their website http://www.webandphp.com and download Issue number 9 for free! […]

Speaking at Percona Live London 2012: Choosing Hardware for MySQL

Another Percona Live event is coming up, this time in London on the 3rd and 4th of December. I’m sure it is going to be as awesome as it was last year. This year, I will talk about ‘Choosing Hardware For MySQL‘. Of course, the most important hardware components will be covered: CPU, Memory, Network, […]

FOSDEM 2013: MySQL & Friends Devroom CfP is open !

2013 is near… and so is the next FOSDEM edition ! This year again, MySQL will be represented by its Community. If you want to discuss with friends of MySQL it’s the place to be in February ! Like every year, FOSDEM takes place the first week-end of February in Brussels. We will again have […]

Sell-an-Elephant-to-your-Boss-HOWTO

Spoiler alert: If your boss does not need an elephant, he is definitely NOT going to buy one from you. If he will, he will regret it and eventually you will too. I must appologize to the reader who was expecting to find an advice on selling useless goods to his boss. While I do […]

Submit your proposal for Percona Live London 2012 Now !

Call for papers is still open for Percona Live London 2012, but only for few more days. We’re looking for great talks relevant for MySQL Ecosystem it could be about MySQL and its variants as well as technologies which are used together with MySQL. Please consider submitting if you’re actively using MySQL, Percona Server, MariaDB […]

Percona XtraDB Cluster: Failure Scenarios with only 2 nodes

During the design period of a new cluster, it is always advised to have at least 3 nodes (this is the case with PXC but it’s also the same with PRM). But why and what are the risks ? The goal of having more than 2 nodes, in fact an odd number is recommended in […]