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Easy query metrics with MySQL Performance Schema

 | March 12, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona Server, Query Analytics

The MySQL Performance Schema exposes so much data that it’s not trivial to learn, configure, and use. With recently released Percona Agent 1.0.11 you can get query metrics – like min, max, and average query execution time – with a few clicks: Click “Apply” and about two minutes later you’ll have query metrics from Performance Schema, collected and […]

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Faster fingerprints and Go packages for MySQL

 | February 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Query Analytics

I’m happy to announce Go packages for MySQL. Particularly exciting is a new query fingerprint function which is very fast and efficient, but I’ll talk about that later. First, go-mysql is currently three simple Go packages for parsing and aggregating MySQL slow logs. If you’ve been following Percona development, you’ve no doubt heard of Percona Cloud Tools (PCT), a […]

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5 great new features from Percona Cloud Tools for MySQL

 | August 19, 2014 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Query Analytics

It’s been three months since we announced anything for Percona Cloud Tools, not because we’ve been idle but because we’ve been so busy the time flew by!  Here’s the TL;DR to pique your interest: EXPLAIN queries in real-time through the web app Query Analytics for Performance Schema Dashboards: customizable, shared groups of charts Install and […]

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Introducing the 3-Minute MySQL Monitor

 | May 23, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

There are many cool, new things happening with Percona Cloud Tools.  To avoid “tl;dr” I will highlight only one new feature after a brief, general announcement.  The new feature is a 3-minute MySQL monitor.  I’ll blog later about other features. The general announcement is: Last week we quietly released a brand-new agent called percona-agent, and we added MySQL and […]

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The top 9 Percona Toolkit tools that can make your job easier: May 7 Webinar

 | May 5, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, MySQL Webinars, Percona Server, Percona Software

Tools for MySQL are a vital part of any deployment, so it’s important to use ones that are reliable and well-designed. Percona Toolkit is a collection of more than 30 command-line tools for MySQL, Percona Server, and MariaDB that can help database administrators automate a variety of database and system tasks. With so many available […]

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Percona Live 2014 behind; MySQL ahead

 | April 23, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

I started using MySQL 11 years ago.  That’s not too long compared to other people in the industry, but nonetheless here’s my perspective on the state of the MySQL industry after attending Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2104. In short, the attitude around MySQL has changed from “Does it work?” to “Is it fast […]

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Quick link to Percona Toolkit bugs

 | November 1, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

In this post I wanted to highlight percona.com/bugs/<tool> , for example: percona.com/bugs/pt-stalk.  This only works for Percona Toolkit.  We often advise people to check a tool’s current bugs, but we don’t always say how. The official link for Percona Toolkit bugs on Launchpad is https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-toolkit/+bugs, but then you still have search from there.  So this quick link […]

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Percona Toolkit 2.2.2 released; bug fixes include pt-heartbeat & pt-archiver

 | May 6, 2013 |  Posted In: Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

During the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2013 the week before last, we quietly released Percona Toolkit 2.2.2 with a few bug fixes: pt-archiver –bulk-insert may corrupt data pt-heartbeat –utc –check always returns 0 pt-query-digest 2.2 prints unwanted debug info on tcpdump parsing errors pt-query-digest 2.2 prints too many string values Some tools don’t […]

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