Author - David Quilty

Spooktacularly Scary Database Stories

scary database stories

The nights are lengthening and the spookiest day of the year is nearly upon us, Halloween! In the spirit of the holiday, we asked our team to share their scariest tales of database dread, blood-curdling BIOS failures, and dastardly data destruction, and some of the responses are downright chilling.
Grab some candy and check out […]

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Blog Poll: Adding/Upgrading Instances, Hardware, and Migration

Time for a new question in our blog poll series! This time, it’s about adding or upgrading to meet database needs.  Here’s the question: In the last 24 months, how often have you added or upgraded database instances, added hardware to existing servers, or migrated to a new hosting/cloud provider?
Last year, we asked you […]

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Top 5 Takeaways from Percona Live Europe 2019

Percona Live Europe Wrap Up

It’s a wrap! Another Percona Live Europe is in the books and we want to thank everyone for making it an amazing event.
A special shout-out to this year’s sponsors: AWS, PlanetScale, Altinity, Galera Cluster, MySQL, Shannon Systems, Tarantool,, Free Software Foundation, MariaDB, Open Source Initiative, HPCwire, Datanami, and Enterprise AI.
We saw lots of […]

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Webinar 9/24: Preparing for Disaster Recovery on MySQL and PostgreSQL

Webinar Preparing for Disaster recovery on MySQL and PostgreSQL

Please join Percona Senior Support Engineer Carlos Tuttle as he presents his talk “Preparing for Disaster recovery on MySQL and PostgreSQL” on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 11:00 AM PDT (UTC-7).
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Think for a moment what would happen if your company lost its current production data center; are you ready for that 3 AM […]

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Webinar 9/19: Introducing Java Profiling via Flame Graphs

Webinar Introducing Java Profiling via Flame Graphs

Please join Percona Senior Support Engineer Agustin Gallego as he presents his talk “Introducing Java Profiling via Flame Graphs” on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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In this talk, you’ll be introduced to the basic concepts of profiling Java code using perf_events (aka perf). You’ll see […]

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