Monthly Archives - January 2016

EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON knows everything about UNIONs: union_result and query_specifications

Ready for another post in the EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON is Cool series! Great! This post will discuss how to see all the information that is contained in optimized queries with
UNION using the
union_result and
query_specifications commands.
When optimizing complicated queries with
UNION, it is easy to get lost in the regular
EXPLAIN  output trying to identify which part of […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.28-25.14 is now available

How to calculate the correct size of Percona XtraDB Cluster's gcache

Percona is glad to announce the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on January 29, 2016. Binaries are available from the downloads area or from our software repositories.
Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.28-25.14 is now the current release, based on the following:

Percona Server 5.6.28-76.1
Galera Replicator 3.14
Codership wsrep API 25.13

All of Percona software is open-source and free, […]

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Vote Percona Server in Members Choice Awards

Percona Server

Percona is calling on you! Vote Percona for Database of the Year in Members Choice Awards 2015. Help our Percona Server get recognized as one of the best database options for data performance. Percona Server is a free, fully compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL® that provides superior performance, scalability and […]

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Setup a MongoDB replica/sharding set in seconds

In the MySQL world, we’re used to playing in the MySQL Sandbox. It allows us to deploy a testing replication environment in seconds, without a great deal of effort or navigating multiple virtual machines. It is a tool that we couldn’t live without in Support.
In this post I am going to walk through the different ways we […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 4)


Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: PerconaFT
In this series of posts, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other:
“A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage engine should be […]

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