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Release 1.0.1 of Percona Monitoring Plugins

 | June 15, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software

Version 1.0.1 of the Percona Monitoring Plugins is released. This is a routine bug-fix release that addresses several minor issues. The Percona Monitoring Plugins are high-quality components to add enterprise-grade MySQL monitoring and graphing capabilities to your existing in-house, on-premises monitoring solutions. The components are designed to integrate seamlessly with widely deployed solutions such as […]

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Meet Percona at Southeast Linux Fest

 | June 7, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

Percona will be at Southeast Linux Fest tomorrow and Saturday. We’re supporting the event, and we hope to meet you there. If you’ve never been, this is a great regional show that’s grown enormously in the last few years. Peter and I will both be speaking: Peter about optimizing MySQL configuration, and I will talk […]

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How expensive is USER_STATISTICS?

 | June 2, 2012 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Software

One of our customers asked me whether it’s safe to enable the so-called USER_STATISTICS features of Percona Server in a heavy-use production server with many tens of thousands of tables. If you’re not familiar with this feature, it creates some new INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables that add counters for activity on users, hosts, tables, indexes, and more. […]

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Version 1.0 of Percona Monitoring Plugins Released

 | April 17, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software

I’m happy to announce that version 1.0 of Percona Monitoring Plugins is now available. The Percona Monitoring Plugins are high-quality plugins, templates, and add-ons for Nagios and Cacti, so you can add world-class MySQL monitoring to your existing enterprise open-source monitoring products. Version 1.0 fixes a variety of bugs that users found in version 0.9.0. […]

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Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo Was A Great Event

 | April 17, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

Thanks to all of our sponsors, speakers, speaker selection committee, event staff, and especially the attendees for making last week’s conference a resounding success. With over a thousand people, the event made a good comeback after last year’s event, but more importantly, the mood was strongly optimistic. I think a lot of people arrived with […]

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Percona Announces New Relic Partnership

 | April 10, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

I’m delighted to announce a partnership with New Relic. The press release has the details (all new Gold and Platinum support contracts get free New Relic subscriptions) but I wanted to add some of the behind-the-scenes context. The quote from me in the press release is a real quote: I really have been telling people […]

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How We Got Here

 | April 9, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL

We have spent months planning and preparing for the MySQL conference that begins tomorrow. It seems appropriate to reflect on this process, where the open source and business communities are now, and what we have planned for the future. The annual April MySQL conference was a strong and growing event for years, drawing hundreds of […]

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