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MySQL Audit Plugin now available in Percona Server 5.5 and 5.6

 | May 7, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

The new Percona Server 5.5.37-35.0 and Percona Server 5.6.17-65.0-56, announced yesterday (May 6), both include the open source version of the MySQL Audit Plugin. The MySQL Audit Plugin is used to log all queries or connections (“audit” MySQL usage). Until yesterday’s release, the MySQL Audit Plugin was only available in MySQL Enterprise. EDIT:  Just to be clear, this implementation […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.1.9 is now available

 | May 7, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.1.9 on May 7th, 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 non-blocking […]

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Percona Server 5.6.17-65.0 is now available

 | May 6, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, MySQL Audit Log Plugin, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.6.17-65.0 on May 6th, 2014. Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.6.17, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.17-65.0 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All of Percona’s software is […]

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Percona Server 5.5.37-35.0 is now available

 | May 6, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.37-35.0 on May 6th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.37, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.37-35.0 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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Exploring message brokers

 | May 5, 2014 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL

Message brokers are not regularly covered here but are, nonetheless, important web-related technologies. Some time ago, I was asked by one of our customer to review a selection of OSS message brokers and propose a couple of good candidates. The requirements were fairly simple: behave well when there’s a large backlog of messages, be able […]

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The top 9 Percona Toolkit tools that can make your job easier: May 7 Webinar

 | May 5, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Technical Webinars

Tools for MySQL are a vital part of any deployment, so it’s important to use ones that are reliable and well-designed. Percona Toolkit is a collection of more than 30 command-line tools for MySQL, Percona Server, and MariaDB that can help database administrators automate a variety of database and system tasks. With so many available […]

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Maybe You Should Try Taking a Walk in My Shoes

 | May 1, 2014 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

The title of this post should really be, “Maybe He Should Try Taking a Walk in Your Shoes.” The he I’m referring to is economist and author, Tim Harford. The you is the people who use NewSQL and NoSQL approaches to mine big data with database platforms like MySQL and MongoDB (or, preferably, our high-performance […]

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Parallel Query for MySQL with Shard-Query

 | May 1, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

While Shard-Query can work over multiple nodes, this blog post focuses on using Shard-Query with a single node.  Shard-Query can add parallelism to queries which use partitioned tables.  Very large tables can often be partitioned fairly easily. Shard-Query can leverage partitioning to add paralellism, because each partition can be queried independently. Because MySQL 5.6 supports the […]

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