Author - Dimitri Vanoverbeke

Webinar Tues 8/14: Amazon Migration Service: The Magic Wand to Migrate Away from Your Proprietary Environment to MySQL

Amazon Migration Service to migrate to MySQL

Please join Percona’s Solution Engineer, Dimitri Vanoverbeke as he presents Amazon Migration Service: The Magic Wand to Migrate Away from Your Proprietary Environment to MySQL on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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In this talk, we will learn about the Amazon Migration Tool. The talk will […]

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Percona Server for MongoDB: Dashing New LDAP Authentication Plugin

LDAP Authentication

This blog post is another in the series on the Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. In this blog, we’ll look at the new LDAP authentication plugin. 
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye… With the arrival of version 3.4, Percona has included an LDAP plugin in Percona Server for MongoDB. Authentication is an essential […]

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Overview of Different MySQL Replication Solutions

MySQL Replication

In this blog post, I will review some of the MySQL replication concepts that are part of the MySQL environment (and Percona Server for MySQL specifically). I will also try to clarify some of the misconceptions people have about replication.
Since I’ve been working on the Solution Engineering team, I’ve noticed that – although information […]

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Query Language Type Overview

Query Language Type

This blog provides a query language type overview.
The idea for this blog originated from some customers asking me questions. When working in a particular field, you often a dedicated vocabulary that makes sense to your peers. It often includes phrases and abbreviations because it’s efficient. It’s no different in the database world. Much […]

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Business Continuity and MySQL Backups

MySQL Backups

This blog post discusses the business continuity plan around MySQL backups, and how organizations should think about them.
During the years I’ve worked in IT, I’ve learned that backups sometimes are a conceptual subject in organizations. Many companies have them, but don’t document the associated business continuation plan for them. I experienced this the hard way […]

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Blog Series: MySQL Configuration Management

MySQL access privileges

MySQL configuration management remains a hot topic, as I’ve noticed on numerous occasions during my conversations with customers.
I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog series that goes deeper in detail into some of the different options, and what modules potentially might be used for managing your MySQL database infrastructure.
Configuration management […]

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DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the basics

We’ll be publishing a series of posts on OpenStack and Trove over the next few weeks, diving into their usage and purpose. For readers who are already familiar with these technologies, there should be no doubt as to why we are incredibly excited about them, but for those who aren’t, consider this a small […]

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DBA 101: Sometimes forgotten functionality in the MySQL client

The MySQL client has some functionalities some of us never use. Why would you use them and what is the added value of this?
Every DBA and developer has had a moment when he or she needs to connect to a MySQL database using the command line tool. Therefore I’ve written down an explanation of […]

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