Monthly Archives - April 2019

MySQL-python: Adding caching_sha2_password and TLSv1.2 Support

python not connecting to MySQL

Python 2 reaches EOL on 2020-01-01 and one of its commonly used third-party packages is MySQL-python. If you have not yet migrated away from both of these, since MySQL-python does not support Python 3, then you may have come across some issues if you are using more recent versions of MySQL and are enforcing […]

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Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.9-4 on April 17, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona website or the Percona software repositories.
Percona Server for MongoDB is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.0 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 4.0 protocols and drivers.
Percona Server for […]

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PostgreSQL CommitFest 2019-03 Ends

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PostgreSQL has a very unique way to review the code submitted by developers. Most open source software uses Github pull requests to accommodate users’ code. PostgreSQL has a Github page but doesn’t  manage pull requests using Github. Many years ago, PostgreSQL introduced CommitFest to manage its patches, where postgres opens for a three to […]

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Percona Universities in South America Next Week

Percona University April 2019

There’s just one week to go before the first of this year’s Percona University events in South America. We’re really pleased with the lineup for all three events. We’re also incredibly happy with the response that we have had from the community. While we realize that a free event is… well… free… you are […]

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A Truly Open Source Database Conference

companies represented by speakers at percona live 2019

Many of our regular attendees already know that the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference is not all about Percona software or, indeed, all about Percona. However, with moving to a new city—Austin, TX— we have realized that it’s something we ought to shout out loud and clear. Our conference really is technology agnostic! […]

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Fast Upgrade of Legacy PostgreSQL with Minimum Downtime Using pg_upgrade

pg_upgrade to upgrade postgresql

When you need to upgrade your PostgreSQL databases, there are a number of options available to you. In this post we’ll take a look at how you can upgrade PostgreSQL versions using pg_upgrade, a built-in tool that allows in-place upgrade of your software. Using pg_upgrade allows you, potentially, to minimize your downtime, an essential […]

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Please Vote for Percona in the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards

Percona is proud to be credited in several categories within the annual Database Trends & Application’s (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting is now open, and the categories cover long-standing technologies, as well as newer innovations.
Unlike other award programs that rely on the publications’ own evaluation, the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen exclusively by you – […]

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Continuous Replication From a Legacy PostgreSQL Version to a Newer Version Using Slony

Native streaming replication in PostgreSQL works only between servers running the same major version. We discussed about logical replication in our previous blog post. In that post, we saw how logical replication could help us set up migration between two different PostgreSQL versions. However, logical replication works only for the currently supported versions of […]

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