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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 23: CPU security continues to draw attention

 | January 12, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MariaDB, MyRocks, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, PostgreSQL


Colin CharlesJoin 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.

Something else worth thinking about, Stephen O’Grady writes Whither the DBA. What do you think? Don’t forget to look below the fold for Robert Treat’s comment too.


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Upcoming appearances

  • FOSDEM 2018 – Brussels, Belgium – February 3-4 2018
  • SCALE16x – Pasadena, California, USA – March 8-11 2018


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Colin Charles

Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team for MariaDB Server in 2009, worked in MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and projects. He's well known within many open source communities, and has spoken on the conference circuit.

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