Author - Barrett Chambers

Three P’s of a Successful Black Friday: Percona, Pepper Media Holding, and PMM

Successful Black Friday

As we close out the holiday season, let’s look at some data that tells us how to guarantee a successful Black Friday (from a database perspective).
There are certain peak times of the year where companies worldwide hold their breath in the hope that their databases do not become overloaded or unresponsive. A large percentage […]

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How Does Percona Software Compare: the Value of Percona Software and Services

ZFS with MySQL

In this blog post, I’ll discuss my experience as a Solutions Engineer in explaining the value of Percona software and services to customers.
The inspiration for this blog post was a recent conversation with a prospective client. They were exploring open source software solutions and professional services for the first time. This is a fairly common […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Upgrade Guide

Percona Monitoring and Management

This blog post is another in the series on the Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. The purpose of this blog post is to demonstrate current best-practices for an in-place Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) upgrade. Following this method allows you to retain data previously collected by PMM in your MySQL or MongoDB […]

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MySQL and MongoDB Alerting with PMM and Grafana

Alerting

This blog post contains step-by-step instructions for setting up alerting in Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) using Grafana.
As a Solutions Engineer at Percona, I get to speak with a lot of the early adopters of Percona’s new PMM software. One of the frequent feature requests from them was the need for alerts at certain […]

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Database Solutions Engineer FAQs

Database Solutions Engineer

In this blog series, I will discuss common questions I receive as a database Solutions Engineer at Percona. In this role, I speak with a wide array of MySQL and MongoDB users responsible for both extremely large and complex environments to smaller single-server environments. Typically we are contacted when the customer is about to […]

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MongoDB Through a MySQL Lens

MongoDB and MySQL

This blog post looks at MongoDB and MySQL, and covers high-level MongoDB strengths, weaknesses, features, and uses from the perspective of an SQL user.
Delving into NoSQL coming from an exclusively SQL background can seem like a daunting task. I have worked with SQL in both small MySQL environments and large Oracle SQL environments. 
When is it […]

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