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Query Language Type Overview

 | December 29, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Solutions Engineering

Query Language Type

This blog provides a query language type overview. The idea for this blog originated from some customers asking me questions. When working in a particular field, you often a dedicated vocabulary that makes sense to your peers. It often includes phrases and abbreviations because it’s efficient. It’s no different in the database world. Much of […]

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Percona Live Featured Tutorial with Øystein Grøvlen — How to Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance

 | December 29, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Featured Tutorial

Welcome to another post in the series of Percona Live featured tutorial speakers blogs! In these blogs, we’ll highlight some of the tutorial speakers that will be at this year’s Percona Live conference. We’ll also discuss how these tutorials can help you improve your database environment. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona […]

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Using Percona XtraBackup on a MySQL Instance with a Large Number of Tables

 | December 28, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona XtraBackup

Pepper.com

In this blog post, we’ll find out how to use Percona XtraBackup on a MySQL instance with a large number of tables. As of Percona Xtrabackup 2.4.5, you are required to have enough open files to open every single InnoDB tablespace in the instance you’re trying to back up. So if you’re running innodb_file_per_table=1, and […]

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Don’t Let a Leap Second Leap on Your Database!

 | December 27, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, MySQL

Leap Second

This blog discusses how to prepare your database for the new leap second coming in the new year. At the end of this year, on December 31, 2016, a new leap second gets added. Many of us remember the huge problems this caused back in 2012. Some of our customers asked how they should prepare for this year’s event […]

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Percona Blog Poll: What Programming Languages are You Using for Backend Development?

 | December 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Database Poll, MongoDB, MySQL

Programming Languages

Take Percona’s blog poll on what programming languages you’re using for backend development. While customers and users focus and interact with applications and websites, these are really just the tip of the iceberg for the whole end-to-end system that allows applications to run. The backend is what makes a website or application work. The backend has […]

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Percona Poll Results: What Database Technologies Are You Using?

 | December 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Database Poll, MongoDB, MySQL

This blog shows the results from Percona’s poll on what database technologies our readers use in their environment. We design different databases for different scenarios. Using one database technology for every situation doesn’t make sense, and can lead to non-optimal solutions for common issues. Big data and IoT applications, high availability, secure backups, security, cloud vs. on-premises deployment: each […]

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Installing Percona Monitoring and Management on Google Container Engine (Kubernetes)

 | December 21, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, Percona Monitoring and Management, PMM

This blog discusses installing Percona Monitoring and Management on Google Container Engine. I am working with a client that is on Google Cloud Services (GCS) and wants to use Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM). They liked the idea of using Google Container Engine (GKE) to manage the docker container that pmm-server uses. The regular install […]

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