September 2, 2014

FOSDEM 2014: MySQL And Friends Community Dinner

FOSDEM is coming to town again here in Brussels this February 1-2, and as usual, there is a MySQL Devroom. Traditionally, a MySQL and Friends community dinner is also held during the event and this year is no different – we’ve organized one for Saturday, February 1 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (CET). If you […]

Why it’s beneficial to attend MySQL conferences

In the MySQL ecosystem, there is some sort of conference or another all year long. But why are they important? To answer this, we can split the audience into 3 groups: – MySQL Professionnals – MySQL Community Members – MySQL (Future?) Users Depending on which category you are in, you can have different expectations about […]

MariaDB 5.3 is released as GA!

Congratulations to Monty Program and the many community contributors for releasing the GA version of MariaDB 5.3. We were in our annual all-staff meeting last week, so we are a little slow to blog about this and acknowledge the great work that has gone into MariaDB. Better late than never, I hope. Before I discuss […]

Announcing Drizzle Day, Fri 13th April 2012

Percona is proud to sponsor the 4th Drizzle Day, this year being held on the 13th April, the day after the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. When: Friday, April 13th 2012 from 9:30 am Where: Cypress room, Mezzanine Level, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (5101 Great America Parkway) What: Drizzle Day is a day to learn about Drizzle, how […]

Fishing with dynamite, brought to you by the randgen and dbqp

I tend to speak highly of the random query generator as a testing tool and thought I would share a story that shows how it can really shine. At our recent dev team meeting, we spent approximately 30 minutes of hack time to produce test cases for 3 rather hard to duplicate bugs. Of course, […]

dbqp and Xtrabackup testing

So I’m back from the Percona dev team’s recent meeting.  While there, we spent a fair bit of time discussing Xtrabackup development.  One of our challenges is that as we add richer features to the tool, we need equivalent testing capabilities.  However, it seems a constant in the MySQL world that available QA tools often […]

Speaking at HighLoad conference, Moscow, Russia, Training and Hiring

I’m going to be speaking on Highload++ conference October 3,4 in Moscow, Russia. This is a great conference which gathers amazing quality of speakers from Russia and around the world and I usually learn a lot and enjoy talking to a lot of great people on this event. My talk is going to be about […]

Two quick site updates: videos online; Kindle edition

Two notes for readers. First, we have been publishing a great deal of video material on our companion site Percona.TV. This includes our recordings from past conferences, user group meetings, screencasts, and most recently our webinars. (I hate the proprietary formats and silly technical restrictions that the webinar companies impose. I figured out how to […]

Lost innodb tables, xfs and binary grep

Before I start a story about the data recovery case I worked on yesterday, here’s a quick tip – having a database backup does not mean you can restore from it. Always verify your backup can be used to restore the database! If not automatically, do this manually, at least once a month. No, seriously […]

Talks in Moscow, Minsk, Samara

I have my schedule pretty busy during a trip to Russia this year. In addition to giving a master class and Sphinx Conference I’m going to speak at HighLoad++. I’ll also have a user meeting presentations in Samara on October 17 and Minsk on October 22 This looks like it is going to be a […]