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MySQL Backup Service from Percona

 | June 17, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Backup Service, Percona Managed Services, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, xtrabackup

The Percona Backup Service managed service launched today. It ensures properly configured backups run successfully as scheduled on customer provided backup storage – whether on premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Backup issues or production data recovery are efficiently handled by Percona Managed Services technicians with deep knowledge of MySQL. As we state in […]

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Architecture and Design of MySQL-powered applications: June 11 Webinar

 | June 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

The architecture of MySQL-powered applications is one of my favorite topics to talk about. It’s a very important topic because if you do not get the architecture right then you’re very likely to fail with your project – either from the standpoint of failing with performance, high availability or security requirements… or failing to deliver […]

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Do not trust vmstat IOwait numbers

 | June 3, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server

I’ve been running a benchmark today on my old test box with conventional hard drives (no raid with BBU) and noticed something unusual in the CPU utilization statistics being reported. The benchmark was run like this:

Which means: create 64 threads and hammer the database with queries as quickly as possible. As the test […]

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How MySQL ‘queries’ and ‘questions’ are measured

 | May 29, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MySQL has status variables “questions” and “queries” which are rather close but also a bit different, making it confusing for many people. The manual describing it might not be very easy to understand:

In a nutshell if you’re not using prepared statements the big difference between those is what “Questions” would count stored procedure calls as […]

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Practical MySQL performance optimization: May 14 Webinar

 | May 12, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

Achieving the best possible MySQL Performance doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s all about knowing which tools are designed for the task at hand – along with some basic (yet often overlooked) best practices. Join me Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific for a free webinar titled, “Practical MySQL performance optimization.” I’ll be sharing […]

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7 Key MySQL clustering technologies – A joint webinar with 451 Research

 | March 24, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars

I’m looking forward to Wednesday’s joint webinar on MySQL clustering technologies with Matt Aslett, research director of data management and analytics over at 451 Research. We’ll be participating in a live, in-depth discussion of MySQL Clustering for High Availability and Scalability. Matt will present an overview of the trends driving adoption of clustering technology. He’ll […]

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Monitoring MySQL with MONyog

 | March 12, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software

Monitoring MySQL and effectively managing it can be challenging. Identifying issues before they grow into performance problems that impact end users can be crucial. Knowing which tools to use, which key metrics to monitor, and how to resolve issues can be enormously important. When considering these facts, we at Percona decided to take steps to […]

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