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MySQL and Trojan.Chikdos.A

 | October 29, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Symantec published a blog post yesterday regarding MySQL and the Trojan.Chikdos.A as can be seen here The Symantec post gives detail into the behavior of the Trojan and it’s effects on the Windows system registry, yet gives little detail as to how the required first stage (namely a malicious UDF) is injected, citing: “In the […]

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How Big Can Your Galera Transactions Be

 | October 26, 2015 |  Posted In: Percona XtraDB Cluster

While we should be aiming for small and fast transactions with Galera, it is always possible at some point you might want a single large transaction, but what is involved? First, this is supposed to be controlled by two settings, wsrep_max_ws_rows  and wsrep_max_ws_size . The first variable is not yet enforced and has no effect – see […]

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Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL

 | October 23, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

Personal Projects with the Internet of Things So you want to do a personal project with the Internet of Things (maybe a home automation or metrics collection or something else)? In this blog post I will tell about my recent experience with this. I will give a talk on this topic at Oracle OpenWord 2015 (Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:15 p.m., Moscone […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.3.2 GA is now available

 | October 22, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.3.2 GA on October 22nd, 2015. Downloads are available from our download site or Percona Software Repositories. Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.2.13 is now available

 | October 22, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.2.13 on October 22nd, 2015. Downloads are available from our download site or Percona Software Repositories. Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered […]

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RocksDB 101

 | October 21, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB

After we announced that Percona offers support for RocksDB, we saw many people looking for more details about this storage engine. Here is a quick list of some of the most frequent questions we get. Q: What is RocksDB? A: Quoting the homepage of the project: RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. […]

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Percona Live 2016 Call for Papers Open! Introducing: Community Voting

 | October 20, 2015 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL

The Call for Papers for the fifth annual Percona Live Data Performance Conference and Expo (formerly MySQL Conference and Expo) taking place April 18-21, 2016, in Santa Clara, California, is now officially open! Ask yourself… “Do I have…” Fresh ideas? Enlightening case studies? Insight on best practices? In-depth technical knowlege? If the answer to any of these is “YES,” then you […]

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