Monthly Archives - August 2018

This Week in Data With Colin Charles 51: Debates Emerging on the Relicensing of OSS

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
There has been a lot of talk around licenses in open source software, and it has hit the database world in the past weeks. Redis Labs relicensed some AGPL software to the Commons Clause (in […]

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Webinar Wed 9/5: Choosing the Right Open Source Database

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Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Choosing the Right Open Source Database on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
 
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The world of open-source databases is overwhelming. There are dozens of types of databases – relational DBMS, time-series, graph, document, etc. – not to mention the dozens […]

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Tuning PostgreSQL Database Parameters to Optimize Performance

PostgreSQL parameters for database performance tuning

Out of the box, the default PostgreSQL configuration is not tuned for any particular workload. Default values are set to ensure that PostgreSQL runs everywhere, with the least resources it can consume and so that it doesn’t cause any vulnerabilities. It has default settings for all of the database parameters. It is primarily the […]

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Is It a Read Intensive or a Write Intensive Workload?

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One of the common ways to classify database workloads is whether it is  “read intensive” or “write intensive”. In other words, whether the workload is dominated by reads or writes.
Why should you care? Because recognizing if the workload is read intensive or write intensive will impact your hardware choices, database configuration as well as […]

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Scaling IO-Bound Workloads for MySQL in the Cloud

InnoDB / MyRocks throughput on IO1

Is increasing GP2 volumes size or increasing IOPS for IO1 volumes a valid method for scaling IO-Bound workloads? In this post I’ll focus on one question: how much can we improve performance if we use faster cloud volumes? This post is a continuance of previous cloud research posts:

Saving With MyRocks in The Cloud
Percona XtraDB […]

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Tune Linux Kernel Parameters For PostgreSQL Optimization

Linux parameters for PostgreSQL performance tuning

For optimum performance, a PostgreSQL database depends on the operating system parameters being defined correctly. Poorly configured OS kernel parameters can cause degradation in database server performance. Therefore, it is imperative that these parameters are configured according to the database server and its workload. In this post, we will discuss some important kernel parameters that […]

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Extend Metrics for Percona Monitoring and Management Without Modifying Code

PMM Extended Metrics

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) provides an excellent solution for system monitoring. Sometimes, though, you’ll have the need for a metric that’s not present in the list of node_exporter metrics out of the box. In this post, we introduce a simple method and show how to extend the list of available metrics without modifying the […]

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Webinar Wed 8/29: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

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Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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Nearly everyone today uses some form of database in the hosted cloud. You can use hosted MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, and PostgreSQL in several […]

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Webinar Tuesday, 8/28: Forking or Branching – Lessons from the MySQL Community

forking or branching

Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Forking or Branching – Lessons from the MySQL Community on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).

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The MySQL Community offers a great example of various forks and branches, with MariaDB being the most well-known fork, and companies […]

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