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Percona Welcomes David Murphy as Practice Manager for MongoDB

 | October 19, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB

We are excited this week to welcome David Murphy to Percona as our Practice Manager for MongoDB®. A veteran of ObjectRocket, Electronic Arts, and Rackspace, David is a welcome addition to our team and will provide vision, direction and best practices for all things MongoDB. David also has an extensive background in MySQL and is […]

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Percona Live Amsterdam Recap

 | October 18, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

This year’s Percona Live for Europe proved to be a turning point for the conference. First and most obvious was the change of venue. After several years in London we decided to move the show to Amsterdam and we were quite pleased. The weather was not much different (it rained most of the time) but […]

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MySQL 101 Videos – A Must Have Starter Kit for a MySQL DBA

 | October 16, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

The MySQL 101 track was introduced at the 2015 Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California. This track was tailored specifically for software developers and other specialists with technical backgrounds wanting to acquire the basic skills needed for a MySQL DBA role. The Percona Live Conference Committee saw an increase in demand for […]

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Proxy Protocol and Percona XtraDB Cluster: A Quick Guide

 | October 15, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

On September 21st, we released Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.25. This is the first PXC release supporting proxy-protocol that has been included in Percona Server since 5.6.25-73.0. With this blog post, I want to promote a new feature that you may have ignored. Let’s start with a description of the use case: Architecture Overview: HAProxy is configured like […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.26-25.12 is now available

 | October 15, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Percona is glad to announce the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on October 15th 2015. Binaries are available from downloads area or from our software repositories. Based on Percona Server 5.6.26-74.0 including all the bug fixes in it, Galera Replicator 3.12, and on Codership wsrep API 25.11, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.26-25.12 is now […]

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Online DDL and Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6

 | October 9, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

I presented a talk at Percona Live Amsterdam a few weeks ago (simple recipes for your Galera cluster), and one of the topics was schema changes. I discussed the drawbacks and benefits of Total Order Isolation (TOI), Rolling Schema Upgrades (RSU) and pt-online-schema-change. One thing I forgot was online DDL from 5.6. Does it provide […]

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When mysqld kills mysqld

 | October 9, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

The other day a colleague and friend of mine, Peter Boros, had a case where one of our clients had to track down the process shutting down MySQL. This blog is based on the discussion we had about that internally. Our client wanted Peter to identify the culprit behind periodic shutdowns. This proved to be […]

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Using Apache Spark and MySQL for Data Analysis

 | October 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Apache Spark, MySQL

What is Spark Apache Spark is a cluster computing framework, similar to Apache Hadoop. Wikipedia has a great description of it: Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at University of California, Berkeley but was later donated to the Apache Software Foundation where it remains today. In contrast […]

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