Monthly Archives - April 2016

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7, focusing on temporal types

temporal types

In this post, we’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles the old temporal types during an upgrade.
MySQL changed the temporal types in MySQL 5.6.4, and it introduced a new feature: microseconds resolution in the TIME, TIMESTAMP and DATETIME types. Now these parameters can be set down to microsecond granularity. Obviously, this means format changes, but why […]

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How We Made MySQL Great Again, or Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

In this blog post, we’ll discuss upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator.
I recently had a client, Life360, that wanted to upgrade from Percona Server 5.5 to Percona Server 5.6, and implement GTID in their high transaction environment. They had co-masters and multiple read slaves.
Orchestrator made this job much easier for us. My colleague, Tibi, recently posted about […]

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Percona Live 2016: Closing Comments and Prize Giveaway

Percona Live 2016

Well, that is it for Percona Live 2016! This year was bigger and better than last year and included more sponsors, speakers, technologies, and talks than ever before. Once again we’d like to thank everybody who participated, and the entire open source community in general: without your dedication and spirit, none of this would […]

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Percona Live 2016: MongoDB Security

Percona Live 2016

It’s almost time for the closing remarks and passport prize give away at Percona Live 2016, but still the talks keep coming. I was able to quickly pop into a lecture on MongoDB Security with Stephane Combaudon, MySQL Consultant at Slice Technologies.
Stephane went over some of the reported security issues with MongoDB and explained that MongoDB has good […]

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Percona Live 2016: Sometimes “Less is More” for dash-boarding and graphing

We’re starting to wind down here at Percona Live 2016, but there are still talks to see even this late in the conference! One of the talks I saw was Sometimes “Less is More” for dash-boarding and graphing with Michael Blue, Senior DBA at Big Fish Games.
In this talk, Michael discussed how monitoring specific metrics can be […]

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Percona Live 2016: Percona Live Game Night!

percona live 2016

Wednesday night at Percona Live 2016 was reserved for fun, fun, fun! Once again, the Percona Live Game Night proved to be a popular and amazing event. There were more games this year than last, as well as food, drinks, and lots of friendly competition!
This year, besides the ever-crowd-pleasing Meltdown Challenge, there were Segway […]

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Percona Live 2016: MySQL Community Awards Ceremony

Percona Live 2016

We wrapped up Thursday morning’s Percona Live 2016 keynotes (April 21)  with The MySQL Community Award Ceremony. The MySQL Community Awards is a community-based initiative, with the goal of publicly recognizing contributors to the MySQL ecosystem. The idea is to publicly recognize contributors to the MySQL ecosystem. The entire process of discussing, voting and awarding […]

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Percona Live 2016: Day Three Keynote Talks

We’re heading into the final day here at Percona Live 2016! People are looking a little tired, but still excited for some excellent talks today. Once again the day started off with two great keynote lectures. Read to the end for an important announcement!
Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona
Winning with Open Source Databases
Peter discussed what makes […]

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Percona Live 2016: What’s New in MySQL

percona live 2016

The second day of Percona Live 2016 is wrapping up, but I still wanted to get to one last lecture. Fortunately, there was a great one available: What’s New in MySQL with Geir Høydalsvik, Senior Software Development Director at Oracle, and Simon Mudd, DBA at booking.com.

MySQL 5.7 is an extremely exciting new version of the world’s most popular open […]

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Percona Live 2016: MySQL and Docker Strategies

Percona Live 2016

The afternoon sessions at Percona Live 2016 are just as intriguing as the morning sessions. I’m trying to hit as many as I can, especially talks on interesting and upcoming technologies that are improving deployments and manageability. One of the talks I saw in this vein was MySQL and Docker Strategies, given by Patrick Galbraith, Senior Systems […]

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