Monthly Archives - September 2015

Percona Live Keynote Speakers and Topics!

The countdown for the annual Percona Live Data Performance Conference and Expo in Europe continues with today’s announcement of our keynote speakers!
This three-day conference focuses on the latest trends, news and best practices in the MySQL, NoSQL and data in the cloud markets, while looking forward to what’s on the long-term horizon within the global data […]

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Percona Server audit log plugin best practices

Auditing your database means tracking access and changes to your data and db objects. The Audit Log Plugin has been shipped with Percona Server since 5.5.37/5.6.17, for a little over 12 months. Prior to the Audit Log Plugin, you had to work in darker ways to achieve some incarnation of an audit trail.
We have seen attempts at […]

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Testing MySQL partitioning with pt-online-schema-change

There are cases where we need to implement MySQL partitioning, or at least test if it is an option to solve an issue. However, how are we able to test it when the table on our production environment has hundreds of millions of rows, several composite indexes and/or the size on disk is hundreds of gigabytes?
Testing […]

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super_read_only and GTID replication

Percona Server 5.6.21+ and MySQL 5.7.8+ offer the super_read_only option that was first implemented in WebscaleSQL. Unlike read_only, this option prevents all users from running writes (even those with the SUPER privilege). Sure enough, this is a great feature, but what’s the relation with GTID? Read on!
TL;DR
Enabling super_read_only on all slaves when using GTID […]

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Facebook’s Simon Martin on semi-synchronous replication

Facebook, with 1.49 billion monthly active users,  is one of the world’s top MySQL users. Simon Martin, a production engineer on Facebook’s MySQL Infrastructure team, has been working with MySQL for most of his career, starting from 2 servers built out of spare parts and moving through to one of the largest deployments in […]

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Percona Toolkit and systemd

After some recent work with systemd I’ve realized it’s power and I can come clean that I am a fan. I realize that there are multitudes of posts out there with arguments both for and against systemd but let’s look at some nice ways to have systemd provide us with (but not limited to) pt-kill-as-a-service.
This brief […]

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Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 on September 2, 2015. Based on MySQL 5.5.45, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.45-37.4 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series.
Percona Server is open-source and free. Details of the release can be found in the 5.5.45-37.5 […]

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Booking.com’s Jean-François Gagné on Percona Live Amsterdam

Booking.com, one of the world’s leading e-commerce companies, helps travels book nearly 1 million rooms per night. Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites.
The travel website is also a dedicated contributor to the MySQL […]

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