Please Vote for Percona in the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards

Percona is proud to be credited in several categories within the annual Database Trends & Application’s (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting is now open, and the categories cover long-standing technologies, as well as newer innovations.
Unlike other award programs that rely on the publications’ own evaluation, the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen exclusively by you – […]

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Watch Webinar: Billion Goods in Few Categories – How Histograms Save a Life?

Webinar: Billion Goods in Few Categories: How Histograms Save a Life?

Please join Percona’s Principal Support Engineer Sveta Smirnova as she presents Billion Goods in Few Categories: How Histograms Save a Life?
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We store data with the intention to use it: search, retrieve, group, sort, etc. To perform these actions effectively, MySQL storage engines index data and communicate statistics with the Optimizer when […]

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Creating Custom Sysbench Scripts

sysbench-lua for benchmark tooling

Sysbench has long been established as the de facto standard when it comes to benchmarking MySQL performance. Percona relies on it daily, and even Oracle uses it when blogging about new features in MySQL 8. Sysbench comes with several pre-defined benchmarking tests. These tests are written in an easy-to-understand scripting language called Lua. Some […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 2.0.0-alpha1 Is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.17.0

We are pleased to announce the launch of PMM 2.0.0-alpha1, Percona’s first Alpha release of our long-awaited PMM 2 project! We focused exclusively on MySQL support in our first Alpha (because we wanted to show progress sooner rather than later), and you’ll find updated MySQL dashboards along with enhancements to Query Analytics. We’ve also […]

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Adding PostgreSQL Queries Overview Dashboards to the PMM Plugin

Following on the heels of our PostgreSQL Tuples Statistics Dashboard, here’s another blog post describing how you can gain additional visibility of PostgreSQL queries using PMM. We take a look at using an extension called pg_stat_statements. This allows us to collect information about the various queries running in your PostgreSQL instance. We’ll describe how […]

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End of Life Announcement for Query Analyzer and MySQL Configuration Generator

query analyzer

Percona will no longer be offering the free services of Query Analyzer and MySQL Configuration Generator hosted at tools.percona.com.  We made this decision based on observed low usage numbers, outdated technology, and lack of support for MySQL 5.7+, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL.
Although there isn’t a like-for-like replacement available, you might wish to consider the following […]

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MySQL-python: Adding caching_sha2_password and TLSv1.2 Support

python not connecting to MySQL

Python 2 reaches EOL on 2020-01-01 and one of its commonly used third-party packages is MySQL-python. If you have not yet migrated away from both of these, since MySQL-python does not support Python 3, then you may have come across some issues if you are using more recent versions of MySQL and are enforcing […]

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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 on April 17, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website or the Percona software repositories.
Percona Server for MongoDB is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.0 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 4.0 protocols and drivers.
Percona Server for […]

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PostgreSQL CommitFest 2019-03 Ends

committed

PostgreSQL has a very unique way to review the code submitted by developers. Most open source software uses Github pull requests to accommodate users’ code. PostgreSQL has a Github page but doesn’t  manage pull requests using Github. Many years ago, PostgreSQL introduced CommitFest to manage its patches, where postgres opens for a three to […]

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Percona Universities in South America Next Week

Percona University April 2019

There’s just one week to go before the first of this year’s Percona University events in South America. We’re really pleased with the lineup for all three events. We’re also incredibly happy with the response that we have had from the community. While we realize that a free event is… well… free… you are […]

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A Truly Open Source Database Conference

companies represented by speakers at percona live 2019

Many of our regular attendees already know that the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference is not all about Percona software or, indeed, all about Percona. However, with moving to a new city—Austin, TX— we have realized that it’s something we ought to shout out loud and clear. Our conference really is technology agnostic! […]

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