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Percona Server 5.5.15-21.0

 | August 31, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.15-21.0 on August 31, 2011 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.15, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.15-21.0 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona’s software is open-source and […]

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Ask What Your Database Can Do for Your Country

 | August 31, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

One of President John Kennedy’s most memorable phrases is “ask not what your country can do for you –  ask what can you do for your country”.  I got to thinking about this over lunch with a fellow colleague in the big data space. After comparing named customers for a while, we realized we had […]

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Explaining Indexes with a Library Metaphor

 | August 30, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

My favorite metaphor for explaining indexes is comparing them to index cards in an old library. In an old library, you used to (or still do) have index cards at the front desk which have some brief description of the books in the library. They also used to be categorized alphabetically. (image taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/reedinglessons/2239767394/) […]

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Percona Training In Sydney

 | August 30, 2011 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

For those that missed it – we added training in Sydney to our website. We’ve booked a training venue near the Museum of Contemporary Art (200 George Street). Some minor logistical changes: The start time will now be 9am to 5pm We look forward to seeing you there!

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Getting MySQL Core file on Linux

 | August 26, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Core file can be quite helpful to troubleshoot MySQL Crashes yet it is not always easy to get, especially with recent Linux distributions which have security features to prevent core files to be dumped by setuid processes (and MySQL Server is most commonly ran changing user from “root” to “mysql”). Before you embark on enabling […]

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Return of the Query Cache, win a Percona Live ticket

 | August 26, 2011 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

It’s Friday again, and time for another TGIF give-away of a Percona Live London ticket! But first, what’s new with the MySQL query cache? You may know that it still has the same fundamental architecture that it’s always had, and that this can cause scalability problems and locking, but there have been some important changes […]

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Database Insights from Archimedes to the Houston Rockets

 | August 26, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

According to a recent MIT Sloan Management Review study, top performing organizations use analytics 5 times more than lower performers. That’s pretty astounding. And while we all know about the ocean/lake/waves/(your favorite water analogy) of Big Data we struggle with everyday, information is not knowledge. So how can we get insight from data? Recent articles […]

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