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Prometheus as an Engine for MySQL Monitoring

 | January 14, 2016 |  Posted In: Prometheus, Query Analytics

When I first discovered Graphite years ago, I was very impressed with its monitoring capabilities.  Compared to many RRD-based tools that were popular at the time (like Cacti), Graphite separated the captured data and graphs, allowing you to do all kinds of math and transformations while visualizing data. For example, I could plot the relationship […]

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MongoDB Community Open House: June 1 in NYC

 | May 28, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB, TokuMX

If you can make it to Manhattan next Monday, please join me at the MongoDB Community Open House. The June 1 event is free and open to all. It runs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. just across the road from MongoDB World. The MongoDB Community Open House, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, will feature technical […]

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How Percona Support handles bugs

 | May 11, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

One of the great values of a Percona Support contract is that we provide bug fixes for covered software, and not just support in terms of advice on how to use it. This is the skill which is most likely missing from in-house for most customers, as it requires a team with code knowledge to […]

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Considering Sharding with MySQL? Join my April 22 webinar. Questions welcome!

 | April 21, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

MySQL sharding is one of the most used and surely the most abused MySQL scaling technology. My April 2 Dzone article, “To Shard, or Not to Shard,” proved there is indeed quite an interest in this topic. As such, I’m hosting a live webinar tomorrow (April 22) that will shed light on questions about sharding with […]

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Why Percona Acquired Tokutek: by Peter Zaitsev

 | April 14, 2015 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products to deliver improved performance, reliability and compression for modern Big Data applications. At Percona we have been working with the […]

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Tokutek now part of the Percona family

 | April 14, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, TokuDB, TokuMX, Tokutek

It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products to deliver improved performance, reliability and compression for modern Big Data applications. At Percona we have been working with the […]

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The value of MySQL Support

 | April 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

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. For your car to be fully covered, you must purchase car insurance before the incident happens – in fact most places […]

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FoundationDB is acquired by Apple: My thoughts

 | March 27, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

TechCrunch reported yesterday that Apple has acquired FoundationDB. And while I didn’t see any mention if this news on the FoundationDB website, they do have an announcement saying: “We have made the decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer offer downloads.” This is an unfortunate development – I […]

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