Monthly Archives - January 2014

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 GA release now available

Percona is pleased to announce the first General Availability release of the leading open source High Availability solution for MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on January 30, 2014. Binaries are available from downloads area or from our software repositories.
Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6
Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 is an active/active cluster solution for High Availability (HA) MySQL that […]

Read more

February 6 Webinar: Transactions and MongoDB – Ways To Have It All

MongoDB is loved by developers for its productivity, but productivity can decline when you begin to write enterprise applications and realize that some database features you take for granted are not available in MongoDB. One of these features is support for transactions.
Register Now!
SPEAKER: Zardosht Kasheff, Tokutek
DATE: Thursday, February 6th
TIME: 1pm ET
Your application – or […]

Read more

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014: Things I’m looking forward to

The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is just two months away. I’m very excited about this year’s event which continues our tradition of open technical discussions and inviting all parties to the table.
We have a great amount of technical talks from Oracle – I’m especially excited about future-focused talks shedding some light […]

Read more

Percona Server: Thread Pool Improvements for Transactional Workloads

In a previous thread pool post, I mentioned that in Percona Server we used an open source implementation of MariaDB’s thread pool, and enhanced/improved it further. Below I would like to describe some of these improvements for transactional workloads.
When we were evaluating MariaDB’s thread pool implementation, we observed that it improves scalability for AUTOCOMMIT […]

Read more

MySQL performance optimization: Don’t guess! Measure with Percona Cloud Tools

In our practice we often see that MySQL performance optimization is done in a sort of “black magic” way. A common opinion is: “If there is a performance problem – then it must be a database issue, because what else could it be? And if this is a database issue, then it must involve […]

Read more

Ten MySQL performance tuning settings after installation

Note: This blog has been updated for MySQL 5.7 here!
In this blog we’re going to discuss the top ten MySQL performance tuning settings that you can implement after an installation.
When we are hired for a MySQL performance audit, we are expected to review the MySQL configuration and to suggest improvements. Many people are surprised […]

Read more

Looking to upgrade to MySQL 5.6? Check out my webinar on Jan 29!

We are nearing the one-year anniversary since MySQL 5.6 went GA – which is typically a good time even for the most conservative users to start thinking about upgrading. At this point there is a fair amount of practical use and experience; many bugs have also been fixed (1991 to be exact according to […]

Read more

FOSDEM 2014 MySQL Devroom, Community Dinner in Brussels this Saturday!

This weekend, on 1-2 February, FOSDEM 2014 will take place in Brussels, Belgium.
There will be MySQL talks on Saturday in the MySQL Devroom and a MySQL Community dinner afterward.
30 people have already signed up for the community dinner, we’re almost at the amount of people from last year.
Last orders for the MySQL Community dinner will be […]

Read more

MySQL server memory usage troubleshooting tips

There are many blog posts already written on topics related to “MySQL server memory usage,” but nevertheless there are some who still get confused when troubleshooting issues associated with memory usage for MySQL. As a Percona support engineer, I’m seeing many issues regularly related to heavy server loads – OR OOM killer got invoked […]

Read more

Percona XtraBackup 2.1.7 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.1.7 on January 24th, 2014. 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 […]

Read more