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Percona Server 5.1.71-14.9 is now available!

 | August 27, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.1.71-14.9 on August 27th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.1.71, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.1.71-14.9 is now the current stable release in the 5.1 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release […]

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Percona Server 5.5.33-31.1 is now available

 | August 27, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.33-31.1 on August 27th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.33, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.33-31.1 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release […]

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MySQL Security Webinar: Follow-up Q&A

 | August 26, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s webinar on MySQL security; hopefully you’ve all gone out and set SELinux to enforcing mode if you weren’t already running that way. If you weren’t able to attend, the recording and slides are available for viewing/download. But now, without further ado, here are the questions which we didn’t […]

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Amazon RDS with MySQL 5.6 – Configuration Variables

 | August 21, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

One longstanding complaint I have heard for the past several years, and still hear today, is that Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) does not allow the configuration flexibility as running MySQL in an ec2 instance. While true, this ignores the consistent work that Amazon has done to provide access to the most important configuration variables […]

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Why is the ibdata1 file continuously growing in MySQL?

 | August 20, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Server, Percona Software

We receive this question about the ibdata1 file in MySQL very often in Percona Support. The panic starts when the monitoring server sends an alert about the storage of the MySQL server – saying that the disk is about to get filled. After some research you realize that most of the disk space is used […]

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MySQL 5.6 security vs ease of use

 | August 17, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL 5.6 surely changes the game when it comes to security vs ease of use. Before MySQL 5.6 we would get default MySQL installation being pretty insecure – the user “root” will be created with no password as well as anonymous user with limited access from local host (though still enough to cause DOS attack […]

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MySQL Security: Armoring Your Dolphin

 | August 16, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

My colleague and teammate Ernie Souhrada will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. PDT titled “MySQL Security: Armoring Your Dolphin.” This is a popular topic with news breaking routinely that yet another Internet company has leaked private data of one form or another. Ernie’s webinar will be a great […]

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TokuMX tip: Create any field name you want

 | August 15, 2013 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

A common MongoDB tip is to create short field names to save storage space. Because MongoDB does not compress its data on disk and stores field names in each document, using longer field names leads to bigger documents which leads to more storage space usage. The downside here is developers find short field names unintuitive […]

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