Author - Brian Sumpter

MySQL 101: Parameters to Tune for MySQL Performance

Parameters to Tune for MySQL Performance

While there is no magic bullet for MySQL tuning, there are a few areas that can be focused on upfront that can dramatically improve the performance of your MySQL installation. While much information has been published on this topic over the years, I wanted to break down some of the more critical settings that […]

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Are You The Next Great Percona TAM?

Percona TAM

In 2006, a small company formed, specializing in MySQL database consulting at a time when very few companies had fully embraced open source. This small company quickly grew, riding the wave of open source adoption within the greater enterprise market and became the Percona we know and love today.
My first awareness of Percona came […]

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Tips for MySQL 5.7 Database Tuning and Performance

MySQL 5.7 Database Tuning

While there is no magic bullet for MySQL 5.7 database tuning, there are a few areas that can be focused on upfront that can dramatically improve the performance of your MySQL installation. While much information has been published on this topic over the years, I wanted to break down some of the more critical […]

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What is a TAM (Technical Account Manager) and Does Your Database Need One?

technical account manager

This is usually one of the first questions asked by clients when discussing the possibility of adding a TAM (Technical Account Manager) to their Percona Support contract. Although the TAM role in a general sense has been around for many years, there are often misconceptions and confusion on what exactly a TAM is, and […]

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The Benefits of Amazon RDS for MySQL

benefits of Amazon RDS

As the world’s most popular open-source database, MySQL has been around the block more than a few times. Traditionally installed in on-premise data centers, recent years have shown a major trend for MySQL in the cloud, and near the top of this list is Amazon RDS.
Amazon RDS allows you to deploy scalable MySQL servers […]

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