I get a lot of questions about Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 (PXC 5.6), specifically about whether such and such MySQL 5.6 Community Edition feature is in PXC 5.6. The short answer is: yes, all features in community MySQL 5.6 are in Percona Server 5.6 and, in turn, are in PXC 5.6. Whether or not the […]Read more
Now that Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 is out in beta, I wanted to start a series talking about new features in Galera 3 and PXC 5.6. On the surface, Galera 3 doesn’t reveal a lot of new features yet, but there has been a lot of refactoring of the system in preparation for great […]Read more
The Percona Monitoring Plugins (PMP) provide some free tools to make it easier to monitor PXC/Galera nodes. Monitoring broadly falls into two categories: alerting and historical graphing, and the plugins support Nagios and Cacti, respectively, for those purposes.
An update to the PMP this summer (thanks to our Remote DBA team for supporting this!) added a Galera-specific host template that includes […]
Checking throughput with async MySQL replication
Replication throughput is the measure of just how fast the slaves can apply replication (at least by my definition). In MySQL async replication this is important to know because the single-threaded apply nature of async replication can be a write performance bottleneck. In a production system, we can tell […]
Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) itself manages quorum and node failure. Minorities of nodes in a network partition situation will move themselves into a Non-primary state and not allow any DB activity. Nodes in such a state will be easily detectable via SHOW GLOBAL STATUS variables.
It’s common to use HAproxy with PXC for load balancing purposes, but […]