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Playing with Percona XtraDB Cluster in Docker

 | June 30, 2015 |  Posted In: Docker, High-availability, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Quality Assurance, XtraDB Cluster

Like any good, thus lazy, engineer I don’t like to start things manually. Creating directories, configuration files, specify paths, ports via command line is too boring. I wrote already how I survive in case when I need to start MySQL server (here). There is also the MySQL Sandbox which can be used for the same […]

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Tips for avoiding malware from a lesson learned

 | June 26, 2015 |  Posted In: Security

In a recent article on the Percona blog, I recommended readers to a tool called CamStudio for making technical screen recordings. The blog post was very popular and got 300+ Facebook likes in a short time. Providentially though, a reader commented that the installer (as downloaded from the project website) installed “pretty annoying adware on […]

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Oracle license revenue and the MySQL ecosystem

 | June 25, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Oracle was in the news recently with the story of its license revenue declining as much as 17% in the recent quarter. This is blamed on transitioning to the cloud in some publications, but others, such as Bloomberg and TechRepublic, look deeper, seeing open source software responsible for the bulk of it. Things are especially […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.5 release

 | June 22, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.5. Changelog: Added more DB instance classes to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1398911) Added configurable query period and average time to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1436943) Added region support to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1442980) Added an option to alert when server is not configured as replica to pmp-check-mysql-replication-delay (issue […]

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Q&A: High availability when using MySQL in the cloud

 | June 19, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

Last week I hosted a webinar on using MySQL in the cloud for High Availability (HA) alongside 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper. You can watch the recording and also download the slides (free) here. Just click the “Register” button at the end of that page. We had several excellent questions and we didn’t have time […]

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Update on the InnoDB double-write buffer and EXT4 transactions

 | June 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Hardware and Storage, InnoDB, MySQL

IMPORTANT: DON’T TRY THIS IN PRODUCTION. As demonstrated by Marko (see comments), it may corrupt your data. In a post, written a few months ago, I found that using EXT4 transactions with the “data=journal” mount option, improves the write performance significantly, by 55%, without putting data at risk. Many people commented on the post mentioning […]

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Speed up GROUP BY queries with subselects in MySQL

 | June 15, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

We usually try to avoid subselects because sometimes they force the use of a temporary table and limits the use of indexes. But, when is good to use a subselect? This example was tested over table a (1310723 rows), b, c and d ( 5 rows each) and with MySQL version 5.5 and 5.6. Let’s […]

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