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Percona University in Europe May 9 and May 11

 | May 2, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona University

Percona University

In 2013 we started Percona University, which consists of technology discussion events held in different cities around the world. The next installments of Percona University in Europe are next week when I fly there for Percona University Berlin (May 9) and Percona University Budapest (May 11). Both events are free to attend, and you are […]

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Percona Blog Poll Results: What Programming Languages Are You Using for Backend Development?

 | February 16, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Poll, MySQL

Programming Languages

In this blog we’ll look at the results from Percona’s blog poll on what programming languages you’re using for backend development. Late last year we started a poll on what backend programming languages are being used by the open source community. The three components of the backend – server, application, and database – are what makes […]

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Using NVMe Command Line Tools to Check NVMe Flash Health

 | February 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MongoDB, MySQL

NVME

In this blog post, I’ll look at the types of NVMe flash health information you can get from using the NVMe command line tools. Checking SATA-based drive health is easy. Whether it’s an SSD or older spinning drive, you can use the smartctl command to get a wealth of information about the device’s performance and health. […]

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PMM Alerting with Grafana: Working with Templated Dashboards

 | February 2, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

PMM Alerting

In this blog post, we will look into more intricate details of PMM alerting. More specifically, we’ll look at how to set up alerting based on templated dashboards. Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.0.7 includes Grafana 4.0, which comes with the Alerting feature. Barrett Chambers shared how to enable alerting in general. This blog post looks at […]

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MySQL Sharding Models for SaaS Applications

 | January 30, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MySQL Sharding Models

In this blog post, I’ll discuss MySQL sharding models, and how they apply to SaaS application environments. MySQL is one of the most popular database technologies used to build many modern SaaS applications, ranging from simple productivity tools to business-critical applications for the financial and healthcare industries. Pretty much any large scale SaaS application powered […]

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Percona Software News and Roadmap Update with CEO Peter Zaitsev: Q1 2017

 | January 27, 2017 |  Posted In: Docker, Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software, Percona Support, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, Technical Webinars, XtraDB Cluster

Percona Software News and Roadmap Update

This blog post is a summary of the webinar Percona Software News and Roadmap Update – Q1 2017 given by Peter Zaitsev on January 12, 2017. Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of Percona’s customers. I love these meetings, and I always get a bunch of questions […]

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The Impact of Swapping on MySQL Performance

 | January 13, 2017 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, PMM

In this blog, I’ll look at the impact of swapping on MySQL performance.  It’s common sense that when you’re running MySQL (or really any other DBMS) you don’t want to see any I/O in your swap space. Scaling the cache size (using innodb_buffer_pool_size in MySQL’s case) is standard practice to make sure there is enough free […]

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