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Percona University at Washington, D.C. – Sept. 12

 | August 15, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL

Following our events earlier this year in Raleigh, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Toronto and Portland, we bring Percona University to Washington, D.C. on September 12. This free one-day technical education event will cover many MySQL ecosystem technologies, including: Percona Server, MariaDB, MySQL 5.6, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Tungsten Replicator, Percona XtraBackup, MySQL Cluster and Percona Toolkit. We […]

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Getting Percona PAM to work with Percona Server & its client apps

 | August 14, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona Server is bundled with the PAM plugin which opens a plethora of ways to authenticate to MySQL such as restricting time when users can connect to MySQL, authenticate via a USB key, authenticate to an external authentication system such as LDAP and many, many more PAM compatible mechanisms. If you want to use PAM […]

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Want to archive tables? Use Percona Toolkit’s pt-archiver

 | August 12, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

Percona Toolkit’s pt-archiver is one of the best utilities to archive the records from large tables to another tables or files. One interesting thing is that pt-archiver is a read-write tool. It deletes data from the source by default, so after archiving you don’t need to delete it separately. As it is done by default, you […]

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Can you really be Bias free ?

 | August 11, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

When we started Percona about 7 years ago one of the ideas behind the business was to provide customer focused services, which I refereed to as “bias free” at the time. What do I mean by customer focused services ? Is not this something most of the company out there would claim ? Not in […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.1.4 is now available

 | August 9, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.1.4 on August 9th, 2013. Downloads are available from our download site here and Percona Software Repositories. This release is the current GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.1 series. Percona XtraBackup is an open source, free MySQL hot backup software that performs non-blocking […]

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The top 5 proactive measures to minimize MySQL downtime

 | August 9, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

I’m happy to announce that the recording for my recent webinar “5 Proactive Measures to Minimize MySQL Downtime” is now available, along with the slides. They can both be found here. My webinar focused on the top 5 operational measures that prevent or reduce downtime — along with the related business impact in a significant […]

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Big Data with MySQL and Hadoop at MySQL Connect 2013

 | August 8, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

I will be talking about Big Data with MySQL and Hadoop at MySQL Connect 2013 (Sept. 21-22) in San Francisco as well as at Percona University at Washington, DC (September 12, 2013). Apache Hadoop is a very popular Big Data solution and we can nowadays easily integrate it with MySQL. I will start with a brief introduction […]

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Building TokuMX and TokuDB for Production

 | August 7, 2013 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Recently, we’ve seen a few people ask us about building TokuMX from scratch. While it’s best if you just use the binaries you can get from us (they have all the right optimizations, we’ve tested them, and we can interpret coredumps they generate), we recognize there are other reasons you might need to do a […]

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