Author - Colin Charles

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 46: OSCON Recap, Google Site Reliability Workbook

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
OSCON happened last week and was incredible. It is true there was less of a database focus, and a lot more topics covered. In fact, you’d have found it hard to find database content. There was […]

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Webinar Wed 7/18: MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0

MariaDB 10.3 vs MySQL 8.0

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents as he presents MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0 on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, at 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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Technical considerations
Are they syntactically similar? Where do these two databases differ? Why would I use one over the other?
MariaDB 10.3 is […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 45: OSCON and Percona Live Europe 2018 Call for Papers

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Hello again after the hiatus last week. I’m en route to Portland for OSCON, and am very excited as it is the conference’s 20th anniversary! I hope to see some of you at my talk on […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 44: MongoDB 4.0 and Facebook MyRocks

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
There have been two big pieces of news this week: the release of MongoDB 4.0 and the fact that Facebook has migrated the Messenger backend over to MyRocks.
MongoDB 4.0 is stable, with support for multi-document […]

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Webinar Tues 6/26: MariaDB Server 10.3

MariaDB 10.3 Webinar

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, as he presents MariaDB Server 10.3 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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MariaDB Server 10.3 is out. It has some interesting features around system versioned tables, Oracle compatibility, column compression, an integrated SPIDER engine, as well as MyRocks. […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 43: Polyglots, Security and DataOps.Barcelona

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
This is a short working week for me due to a family emergency. It caused me to skip speaking at DataOps.Barcelona and miss hanging out with the awesome of speakers and attendees. This is the […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 42: Security Focus on Redis and Docker a Timely Reminder to Stay Alert

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Much of last week, there was a lot of talk around this article: New research shows 75% of ‘open’ Redis servers infected. It turns out, it helps that one should always read beyond the headlines […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 41: Reflecting on GitHub’s Contribution to Open Source Database

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Some big news out from Microsoft about their acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub hosts many projects, including from the MySQL ecosystem, but maybe more interesting is that their DBA team is awesome, give […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 40: a Peak at Blockchain, Lots of MariaDB News, then Back on the Road

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Shortly after the last dispatch, I jetted off for a spot of vacation (which really meant I was checking out the hype behind Blockchain with a database developer lens at the Blockchain Week NYC), and then […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 39: a valuable time spent at rootconf.in

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Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
rootconf.in 2018 just ended, and it was very enjoyable to be in Bangalore for the conference. The audience was large, the conversations were great, and overall I think this is a rather important conference if you’re […]

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