Monthly Archives - June 2017

Industry Recognition of Percona: Great Products, Great Team

Percona

Percona’s focus on customer success pushes us to deliver the very best products, services and support. Three recent industry awards reflect our continued success in achieving these goals.
We recently garnered a Bronze Stevie Award “Company of the Year – Computer Software – Medium.” Stevies are some of the most coveted awards in the tech […]

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How Does Percona Software Compare: the Value of Percona Software and Services

ZFS with MySQL

In this blog post, I’ll discuss my experience as a Solutions Engineer in explaining the value of Percona software and services to customers.
The inspiration for this blog post was a recent conversation with a prospective client. They were exploring open source software solutions and professional services for the first time. This is a fairly common […]

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MySQL Encryption at Rest – Part 2 (InnoDB)

MySQL Encryption at Rest

Welcome to Part 2 in a series of blog posts on MySQL encryption at rest. This post covers InnoDB tablespace encryption.
At Percona, we work with a number of clients that require strong security measures for PCI, HIPAA and PHI compliance, where data managed by MySQL needs to be encrypted “at rest.” As with all […]

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SSL Connections in MySQL 5.7

SSL Connections

This blog post looks at SSL connections and how they work in MySQL 5.7.
Recently I was working on an SSL implementation with MySQL 5.7, and I made some interesting discoveries. I realized I could connect to the MySQL server without specifying the SSL keys on the client side, and the connection is still secured […]

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Webinar Thursday June 29, 2017: Choosing a MySQL® High Availability Solution

Join Percona’s Principal Technical Services Engineer, Marcos Albe as he presents Choosing a MySQL High Availability Solution on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-7).
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The MySQL world is full of tradeoffs, and choosing a high availability (HA) solution is no exception. Learn to think about high availability “the […]

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Webinar Tuesday June 27, 2017: MariaDB® Server 10.2 – The Complete Guide

MariaDB Server 10.2

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents MariaDB Server 10.2: The Complete Guide on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7).
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The new MariaDB Server 10.2 release is out. It has some interesting new features, but beyond just a list of features we need to understand […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster, Galera Cluster, MySQL Group Replication High Availability Webinar: Q & A

High Availability Webinar

Thank you for attending the Wednesday, June 21, 2017 high availability webinar titled Percona XtraDB Cluster, Galera Cluster, MySQL Group Replication. In this blog, I will provide answers to the Q & A for that webinar.
You can find the slides and a recording of the webinar here.
Is there a minimum MySQL server version for Group […]

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ClickHouse in a General Analytical Workload (Based on a Star Schema Benchmark)

ClickHouse

In this blog post, we’ll look at how ClickHouse performs in a general analytical workload using the star schema benchmark test.
We have mentioned ClickHouse in some recent posts (ClickHouse: New Open Source Columnar Database, Column Store Database Benchmarks: MariaDB ColumnStore vs. Clickhouse vs. Apache Spark), where it showed excellent results. ClickHouse by itself seems […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.1.5 is Now Available

Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.1.5 on June 21, 2017.
For installation instructions, see the Deployment Guide.

Changes in PMM Server

PMM-667: Fixed the Latency graph in the ProxySQL Overview dashboard to plot microsecond values instead of milliseconds.

PMM-800: Fixed the InnoDB Page Splits graph in the MySQL InnoDB Metrics Advanced dashboard to show correct page […]

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Tracing MongoDB Queries to Code with Cursor Comments

Tracing MongoDB Queries

In this short blog post, we will discuss a helpful feature for tracing MongoDB queries: Cursor Comments.
Cursor Comments
Much like other database systems, MongoDB supports the ability for application developers to set comment strings on their database queries using the Cursor Comment feature. This feature is very useful for both DBAs and developers for quickly and […]

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