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Introducing Percona Memory Engine for MongoDB

 | August 11, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB

Percona Memory Engine for MongoDB

I’m pleased to announce the latest Percona Server for MongoDB feature: Percona Memory Engine for MongoDB. Everybody understands that memory is much faster than disk – even the fastest solid state storage can’t compete with it. As such the choice for the most demanding workloads, where performance and predictable latency are paramount, is in-memory computing. […]

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The Value of Database Support

 | July 20, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Support

database support

In this post, I’ll discuss how database support is good for your enterprise. Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. You must purchase car insurance before the incident […]

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Why use provisioned IOPS volumes for AWS databases?

 | June 1, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

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In this blog, we’ll use some test results to look at the rationale for using provisioned IOPS volumes for AWS databases. One piece of advice you often hear running MySQL, MongoDB or other databases in the AWS EC2 environment is that you should use volumes with provisioned IOPs. This kind of makes sense on the “marketing” […]

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Embracing MongoRocks

 | June 1, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB

MongoRocks

This blog post discusses Percona’s future plans for TokuMX, PerconaFT, and MongoRocks for MongoDB 3.2 and later releases. At Percona, we focus on providing the best solution for our customers, rather than falling into “big ego,” “not invented here” or “sunk cost fallacy” messages. We have limited engineering resources and want to concentrate on the things […]

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Best Practices for Configuring Optimal MySQL Memory Usage

 | May 3, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Optimal MySQL Memory Usage

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for configuring optimal MySQL memory usage. Correctly configuring the use of available memory resources is one of the most important things you have to get right with MySQL for optimal performance and stability. As of MySQL 5.7, the default configuration uses a very limited amount of […]

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MySQL Document Store Developments

 | April 15, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL Document Store

This blog will discuss some recent developments with MySQL document store. Starting MySQL 5.7.12, MySQL can be used as a real document store. This is great news! In this blog post, I am going to look into the history-making MySQL work better for “NoSQL” workloads and more of the details on what MySQL document store offers […]

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Evaluating Database Compression Methods: Update

and  | April 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

Database Compression Methods

This blog post is an update to our last post discussing database compression methods, and how they stack up against each other.  When Vadim and I wrote about Evaluating Database Compression Methods last month, we claimed that evaluating database compression algorithms was easy these days because there are ready-to-use benchmark suites such as lzbench. As […]

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