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Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Call for Papers Is Now Open!

 | November 13, 2017 |  Posted In: Big Data, Business Continuity, Docker, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Live, PostgreSQL

Percona Live

Announcing the opening of the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, call for papers. It will be open from now until December  22, 2017. Our theme is “Championing Open Source Databases,” with topics of MySQL, MongoDB and other open source databases, including PostgreSQL, time series databases and RocksDB. Sessions tracks include Developers, Operations […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 14: A Meetup in Korea and The Magic Quadrant

 | November 10, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Live, PostgreSQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. We’re close to opening up the call for papers for Percona Live Santa Clara 2018 and I expect this to happen next week. We also have a committee all lined up and ready to vote on submissions. […]

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MySQL and Linux Context Switches

 | November 9, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL

Context Switches

In this blog post, I’ll look at MySQL and Linux context switches and what is the normal number per second for a database environment. You might have heard many times about the importance of looking at the number of context switches to indicate if MySQL is suffering from the internal contention issues. I often get […]

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Using Prometheus to Check for auto_increment Value Exhaustion

 | November 8, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Percona Monitoring and Management, PMM, Prometheus

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In this blog post, we’ll look at how to use Prometheus to check for auto_increment value exhaustion. One of the proactive tasks DBAs perform is checking if a field defined as auto_increment is about to reach the maximum allowed value of the int definition. For example, if a field is defined as smallint unsigned and […]

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Upcoming MongoDB Security Webinar November 8, 2017: Enhanced Security Using LDAP Authentication

and  | November 7, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Percona Server for MongoDB, Technical Webinars

MongoDB Security

Join Percona’s Senior Technical Services Engineer Adamo Tonete as he presents MongoDB Security Webinars: Enhanced Security Using LDAP Authentication on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Experience: Intermediate Tags: SysAdmin, DBAs In this webinar, we are going to demonstrate how to configure Percona Server for MongoDB in a […]

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MongoDB Security: Using LDAP Authentication

 | November 6, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Security

In this blog post, we’ll focus on MongoDB security and discuss how to configure Percona Server for MongoDB to authenticate a user with an LDAP server. It is important to mention that Percona Server for MongoDB features LDAP authentication free of charge for everyone in all our versions. This feature is not available in the MongoDB Community versions. […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 13: MariaDB, M18 and YugaByte

 | November 3, 2017 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. This week we saw the closing of the CFPs for MariaDB’s user conference, M18. Peter Zaitsev and I submitted for Percona (don’t forget that there is also a developer’s conference tacked on to this event). We […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 Is Now Available

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, open source databases, Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.1 on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. This release contains fixes to bugs found after Percona Monitoring and Management 1.4.0 was released. It also introduces two important improvements. We replaced the btrfs file system with XFS in AMI and OVF images, and the Prometheus dashboard has been enhanced to offer more information. For install and upgrade instructions, […]

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MySQL vs. MariaDB: Reality Check

 | November 2, 2017 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL

MySQL vs. MariaDB

In this blog, we’ll provide a comparison between MySQL vs. MariaDB (including Percona Server for MySQL). Introduction The goal of this blog post is to evaluate, at a higher level, MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server for MySQL side-by-side to better inform the decision making process. It is largely an unofficial response to published comments from […]

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