Monthly Archives - January 2016

Tired of MySQL Making You Wait? Webinar: Questions and Answers

We’d like to thank everybody for joining us on January 7th for our “Tired of MySQL Making You Wait?” webinar with Percona’s Alexander Rubin, Principal Consultant and SolarWinds’ Janis Griffin, Database Evangelist.
Too often developers and DBAs struggle to pinpoint the root cause of performance issues and then spend too much time in trying to […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 3)

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: RocksDB
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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OpenSSH CVE-2016-0777: Details and Mitigation

OpenSSH

Earlier today advisories were sent out regarding OpenSSH versions 5.4 through 7.1., informing users about a security bug in the software. In essence, the advisory instructed people to add the  
UseRoaming no option to their ssh_config file, with a promise for further information to be made available shortly.
 

Add undocumented "UseRoaming no" to ssh_config or use "-oUseRoaming=no" […]

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Prometheus as an Engine for MySQL Monitoring

When I first discovered Graphite years ago, I was very impressed with its monitoring capabilities.  Compared to many RRD-based tools that were popular at the time (like Cacti), Graphite separated the captured data and graphs, allowing you to do all kinds of math and transformations while visualizing data. For example, I could plot the […]

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Play the Percona Powerball Pool!!

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The Only Sure Thing is Percona Powerball Pool
Everyone is talking about the upcoming Powerball lottery draw. 1.4 BILLION dollars!! And growing! Millions of people are imagining what they would do IF they win. It’s the stuff of dreams.
That is literally true. The chances of winning the Powerball Lottery are 1 in 292.2 million. Or roughly speaking, the chances […]

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Percona Server 5.6.28-76.1 is now available

Faster restarts for MySQL and Percona Server 5.6.21+

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.6.28-76.1 on January 12, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or from the Percona Software Repositories.
Based on MySQL 5.6.28, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.28-76.1 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. Percona Server is open-source […]

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Percona Server 5.5.47-37.7 is now available

Faster restarts for MySQL and Percona Server 5.6.21+

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.47-37.7 on January 12, 2016. Based on MySQL 5.5.47, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.47-37.7 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 5.5.47-37.7 […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.6 release

Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.6.
Changelog:

Added new RDS instance classes to RDS scripts.
Added boto profile support to RDS scripts.
Added AWS region support and ability to specify all regions to RDS scripts.
Added ability to set AWS region and boto profile on data source level in Cacti.
Added period, average time […]

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