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MySQL 5.7, utf8mb4 and the load data infile

 | July 5, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

utf8mb4 and the load data infile

In this post, I’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles UTF8MB4 and the load data infile. Many of my clients have told me that they do not like using the LOAD DATA INFILE statement and prefer to manually parse and load the data. The main reason they do it is issues with the character sets, specifically […]

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Migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL

 | June 23, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL

In this blog series, I will share my experiences as I migrate commercial databases (i.e., Microsoft SQL or Oracle) to open source (MySQL). More specifically, we will look at how you can migrate from MS SQL Server to MySQL. For this first blog post I’ve chosen Jira database as an example, and used three different tools to […]

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MongoDB Administration Checklist for MySQL DBAs

 | June 1, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL

MongoDB Adminstration Checklist

In this blog, I discuss a MongoDB administration checklist designed to help MySQL DBAs. If you are MySQL DBA, starting MongoDB administration is not always an easy transition. Although most of the concepts and even implementation are similar, the commands are different. The following table outlines the typical MySQL concepts and DBA tasks (on the […]

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Asynchronous Query Execution with MySQL 5.7 X Plugin

 | May 27, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Asynchronous-Query-Execution

In this blog, we will discuss MySQL 5.7 asynchronous query execution using the X Plugin. Overview MySQL 5.7 supports X Plugin / X Protocol, which allows (if the library supports it) asynchronous query execution. In 2014, I published a blog on how to increase a slow query performance with the parallel query execution. There, I created a prototype […]

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Looking inside the MySQL 5.7 document store

 | May 24, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

tpcc-mysql benchmark

In this blog, we’ll look at the MySQL 5.7 document store feature, and how it is implemented. Document Store MySQL 5.7.12 is a major new release, as it contains quite a number of new features: Document store and “MongoDB” like NoSQL interface to JSON storage Protocol X / X Plugin, which can be used for asynchronous […]

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MySQL Data at Rest Encryption

 | April 8, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL Data at Rest Encryption

This blog post will discuss the issues and solutions for MySQL Data at Rest encryption. Data at Rest Encryption is not only a good-to-have feature, but it is also a requirement for HIPAA, PCI and other regulations. There are three major ways to solve data encryption at rest: Full-disk encryption Database-level (table) encryption Application-level encryption, […]

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