Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Hurry up – the call for papers (CFP) for FOSDEM 2018 ends December 1, 2017. I highly recommend submitting as its a really fun, free, and technically-oriented event.
Don’t forget that the CFP for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 in Santa Clara closes December 22, 2017, so please also consider submitting as soon as possible. We want to make an early announcement of the talks, so we’ll definitely do the first pass even before the CFP date closes.
Is ARM the new hotness? Marvell confirms $6 billion purchase of chip maker Cavium. This month we’ve seen Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM arrive. We’ve also seen a press release from MariaDB about the performance on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor.
Some new books to add to your bookshelf and read: MariaDB and MySQL Common Table Expressions and Window Functions Revealed by Daniel Bartholomew. The accompanying source code repository will also be useful. Much awaited for, by Percona Live keynote speakers, Database Reliability Engineering: Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems by Laine Campbell and Charity Majors is now ready to read.
- Percona Toolkit 3.0.5 – improvements for MongoDB and MySQL here
- Easily restore an Amazon RDS MySQL database from your MySQL backup – using Percona XtraBackup, and uploading the resulting export to S3.
- Amazon RDS Now Supports Database Storage Size up to 16TB and Faster Scaling for MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and PostgreSQL Engines – 16TB for MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL, storage limit is now 6TB, and provisioned IOPS (PIOPS) up to 40,000 from 30,000.
- Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB Supports R4, T2 and M4 Instance Types
- The Expendables — Backends High Availability at BlaBlaCar – learn about the backend, that includes MariaDB Server, from the long-distance ridesharing community site, BlaBlaCar.
- Shenzhen MariaDB Developers Unconference Reportback – great read, wondering why the 10.4 plans aren’t public yet
- The Hacker News thread – ZFS from a MySQL perspective – commentary worth a read
- Sheeri wrote MySQL 5.7 InnoDB Temporary Tablespace – but why? The comments there are good reading, but in addition, Valerii’s Facebook thread is also worth a read.
- Several locks taken to the same record inside a transaction.
- Does PostgreSQL have transportable tablespaces or an equivalent?
- ACMUG 2017 gathering – Beijing, China, December 9-10 2017 – it was very exciting being there in 2016, I can only imagine it’s going to be bigger and better for 2017 since it is now two days long!