This Week in Data with Colin Charles 23: CPU security continues to draw attentionColin Charles
Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Much is still being talked about the Meltdown/Spectre CPU security vulnerabilities. There’s an interesting Twitter thread showing performance impact on Kafka brokers. Jaime Crespo also writes about how it affects MariaDB Server 10.1.30 – Finding out the MySQL performance regression due to kernel mitigation for Meltdown CPU vulnerability. It’s worth checking out the thread for PostgreSQL too.
- MariaDB 10.2 now Supported on Amazon RDS – the latest release with window functions, recursive CTEs, ed25519 authentication and more. Note that InnoDB is the default InnoDB, not Percona XtraDB now. Take note of what parameters are supported
- Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.20-19 – this is a big deal as the MyRocks Storage Engine has reached General Availability status.
- sqlmap – “sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers.” Do you use it?
- NetSPI SQL Injection Wiki – yet another useful resource
- Database sharding explained in plain English
- FOSDEM 2018 – Brussels, Belgium – February 3-4 2018
- SCALE16x – Pasadena, California, USA – March 8-11 2018
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