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Staying ahead of MySQL operational problems at Percona Live

 | April 13, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL 101, Percona Live, Percona Toolkit

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Introducing 'MySQL 101,' a new 2-day track at Percona Live 2015!I’ve started my long journey from Florianópolis, Brazil, to Santa Clara, California and I type this words while waiting for a connection flight. Next Wednesday, Daniel Guzmán Burgos and I will be presenting in the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo (PLMCE).

I’m so excited with the new MySQL 101 program that has been added to this year’s event! Along the years I’ve been working as a Support Engineer at Percona I’ve heard two very distinct types of comments amongst others from some people, customers and community in general, about PLMCE:

1) That they went and it was awesome but they found it hard to follow as most of the contents in the program were high level for them;

2) that they wanted to attend the event but just didn’t felt experienced enough with MySQL just yet, so they would wait a year or two before committing to it.

Sometimes I’ve also been asked: “Don’t you guys organize a similar conference, but for beginners ?” Not exactly, I’d tell them, pointing them to the on-demand training that Percona offers, but this isn’t always a good fit for everybody.

Well, I’m glad that this request was reconsidered this year and that we now have an intensive MySQL 101 2-day program: “You send us developers and admins, and we’ll send you back MySQL DBAs.

Daniel and I will be talking about the use of a few key tools of the Percona Toolkit from the viewpoint of day-to-day operations of a MySQL DBA – we’ll showcase how some of them can be integrated to Nagios to improve monitoring. The goal: “stay ahead of MySQL operational problems,“which is also the base title of our talk.

Percona Toolkit is a rich collection of more than 30 command-line tools for MySQL, Percona Server and MariaDB that can help database administrators perform and automate a variety of database and system tasks. Some of the tools focus on diagnostic, some on performance improvement and some others are actually used to fix things. I just love them; they make my day-to-day work with MySQL that much easier!

I hope to see you in Santa Clara this week!

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Fernando Laudares

Fernando Laudares joined Percona in early 2013 after working 8 years for a Canadian company specialized in offering services based in open source technologies. Fernando's work experience includes the architecture, deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructures based on Linux, open source software and a layer of server virtualization. From the basic services such as DHCP & DNS to identity management systems, but also including backup routines, configuration management tools and thin-clients. He's now focusing on the universe of MySQL with a particular interest in understanding the intricacies of database systems.

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