Author - Barrett Chambers

MongoDB: Why Pay for Enterprise When Open Source Has You Covered?

alternatives to paying a MongoDB

When Percona first published the blog MongoDB Security: Why Pay for Enterprise when Open Source Has You Covered? , I constantly referenced it. Comparing MongoDB Enterprise to Percona Server for MongoDB has become such a common topic for discussion with Percona’s current and future customers that the information contained in that blog is ingrained in my […]

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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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