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Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 first GA release is now available

 | October 7, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the first GA (Generally Available) release of Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 on October 7th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.6.13, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 is the first GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All […]

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The benefits of a drop-in compatible MySQL alternative

 | October 4, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona Server provides users with a variety of powerful benefits including enterprise-grade features, high performance in demanding use cases, rich diagnostics, and access to unique Percona XtraBackup capabilities, all for free and open source. In addition, Percona Server is a drop-in MySQL replacement. Compatibility with MySQL has important ramifications (as well as some risks) as Giuseppe Maxia highlighted in a […]

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A TokuDB Stall Caused by Conflicting Transactions When Opening a Table

 | October 3, 2013 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

One of our customers reported that ‘create table select from’ statements stall for a period of time equal to the TokuDB lock timeout.  This indicated a lock conflict between multiple transactions.  In addition, other MySQL clients that were opening unrelated tables were also stalled.  This indicated that some shared mutex is held too long.  We […]

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Inexpensive SSDs for Database Workloads

 | October 3, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

The cost of SSDs has been dropping rapidly, and at the time of this writing, 2.5-drives have reached the 1TB capacity mark.  You can actually get inexpensive drives for as little as 60 cents per GB. Even inexpensive SSDs can perform tens of thousands of IOPs and come with 1.5M – 2M hous MTBF and […]

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MySQL 5.7 multi-source replication

 | October 2, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Recently Oracle announced several new features for the latest available development version of MySQL that is 5.7.2 at the time of writing this article. Most of them are performance and replication related that show us how incredible the new release will be. In this post I’m going to try to explain in some easy steps […]

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Join my Oct. 2 webinar: ‘Implementing MySQL and Hadoop for Big Data’

 | October 1, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Technical Webinars

MySQL DBAs know that integrating MySQL and a big data solution can be challenging. That’s why I invite you to join me this Wednesday (Oct. 2) at 10 a.m. Pacific time for a free webinar in which I’ll walk you through how to implement a successful big data strategy with Apache Hadoop and MySQL. This […]

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