Author - Dave Avery

Percona Live 2018: POLARDB, an InnoDB Based Shared-Everything Storage Solution

Inaam Alibaba Percona Live 2018

We’re heading into the home stretch at Percona Live 2018, but the sessions are continuing. I was able to attend a talk this afternoon given by Inaam Rana, a Database Developer at Alibaba Cloud, on PolarDB, an InnoDB based shared-everything storage solution.
POLARDB provides read scale out on shared everything architecture. It features 100% backward […]

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Percona Live 2018: Securing Access to Facebook’s Databases

Andrew Facebook Percona Live 2018

We’re moving along at Percona Live 2018, and there are still packed and energetic talks after lunch.
My next session was with Andrew Regner, Production Engineer at Facebook. His talk was on securing access to Facebook’s databases.
Since the beginning, Facebook has used a conventional username/password to secure access to production MySQL instances. Over the last […]

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Percona Live 2018: Migrating to Vitess at (Slack) Scale

Michael Slack Percona Live 2018

Percona Live 2018 is moving along, and the first person I got a chance to talk with is Michael Demmer, Senior Staff Engineer at Slack. His talk was on Migrating to Vitess at (Slack Scale).
MySQL is the backbone of Slack’s data storage infrastructure. It handles billions of queries per day across thousands of sharded […]

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Percona Live 2018 Keynotes, Day Two

Percona Live 2018 Panel Keynote

Welcome to Percona Live 2018 keynotes, day two!
Day two of Percona Live 2018 looks to be as filled with great talks as day one. Today we started with keynote presentations from Percona, a panel on the evolution of databases and talks from VividCortex and Upwork. You can view the recording of today’s keynotes here.
Percona Welcome […]

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Percona Live 2018 Sessions: Ghostferry – the Swiss Army Knife of Live Data Migrations with Minimum Downtime

Shuhao Ghostferry Percona Live 2018 Sessions

In this blog post on Percona Live 2018 sessions, we’ll talk with Shuhoa Wu, Software Developer for Shopify, Inc. about how Ghostferry is the Swiss Army knife of live data migrations.
Existing tools like mysqldump and replication cannot migrate data between GTID-enabled MySQL and non-GTID-enabled MySQL – a common configuration across multiple cloud providers that cannot be […]

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