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A Look at MyRocks Performance

 | April 30, 2018 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, MyRocks, MySQL

MyRocks Performance

In this blog post, I’ll look at MyRocks performance through some benchmark testing. As the MyRocks storage engine (based on the RocksDB key-value store ) is now available as part of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7, I wanted to take a look at how it performs on a relatively high-end server and SSD storage. […]

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This Week In Data with Colin Charles 37: Percona Live 2018 Wrap Up

 | April 27, 2018 |  Posted In: Big Data, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, Percona Live

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. Percona Live Santa Clara 2018 is now over! All things considered, I think it went off quite well; if you have any comments/complaints/etc., please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. I believe a survey […]

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The Evolution of the DBA in an “As-A-Service” World

 | April 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Managed Services, Percona Support


The requirements for managing and running a database in a modern enterprise have evolved over the past ten years. Those in charge of running enterprise databases have seen their focus shift from ensuring access and availability, to architecture, design and scalability responsibilities. Web-first companies pioneered the change by charging site reliability engineers (SRE’s) or multi-faceted […]

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MySQL Community Awards Winners 2018

 | April 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

2018 Community Awards

One of the highlights of Percona Live is that the winners of the annual MySQL Community Awards are announced. A 100% community effort, the awards were created to recognize community contribution. This year saw six very deserving winners in three categories: MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the year 2018 Two individuals received these awards: […]

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Percona Live 2018: Closing Ceremony with Lightning Talks

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, High-availability, InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, Percona Live

Mariella ViaSat Percona Live 2018

Percona Live 2018 is officially done! The closing ceremony ends the conference with a last few lightning talks and a prize giveaway. We ended the Percona Live 2018 conference the same way we started: with talks! This year, we had our lightning talks as part of our closing ceremony. They included: Amazon Aurora MySQL and […]

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Percona Live 2018: POLARDB, an InnoDB Based Shared-Everything Storage Solution

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, InnoDB, open source databases, Percona Live

Inaam Alibaba Percona Live 2018

We’re heading into the home stretch at Percona Live 2018, but the sessions are continuing. I was able to attend a talk this afternoon given by Inaam Rana, a Database Developer at Alibaba Cloud, on PolarDB, an InnoDB based shared-everything storage solution. POLARDB provides read scale out on shared everything architecture. It features 100% backward […]

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Percona Live 2018: Securing Access to Facebook’s Databases

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Big Data, MySQL, Percona Live, Security

Andrew Facebook Percona Live 2018

We’re moving along at Percona Live 2018, and there are still packed and energetic talks after lunch. My next session was with Andrew Regner, Production Engineer at Facebook. His talk was on securing access to Facebook’s databases. Since the beginning, Facebook has used a conventional username/password to secure access to production MySQL instances. Over the […]

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Percona Live 2018: Migrating to Vitess at (Slack) Scale

 | April 25, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live

Michael Slack Percona Live 2018

Percona Live 2018 is moving along, and the first person I got a chance to talk with is Michael Demmer, Senior Staff Engineer at Slack. His talk was on Migrating to Vitess at (Slack Scale). MySQL is the backbone of Slack’s data storage infrastructure. It handles billions of queries per day across thousands of sharded […]

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