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Migrating MongoDB Away from MMAPv1

 | March 8, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Software, Solutions Engineering

MMAPv1

This is another post in the series of blogs on the Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. In this blog post, we’ll discuss moving away from the MMAPv1 storage engine. Introduction WIth the MongoDB v3.0 release in February of 2015, the long-awaited ability to choose storage engines became a reality. As of version 3.0, […]

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Installing Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) for the First Time

 | February 24, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, Docker, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, ProxySQL, Solutions Engineering, XtraDB Cluster

Percona Monitoring and Management 2

This blog post is another in the series on the Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. This post is meant to walk a prospective user through the benefits of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), how it’s architected and the simple install process. By the end of this post, you should have a good idea […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups: Part 2

 | January 9, 2017 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, MongoDB, open source databases, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

This blog post is the second in a series covering MongoDB PIT backups. You can find the first part here. Sharding Makes Everything Fun(ner) The first blog post in this series looked at MongoDB backups in a simple single-replica set environment. In this post, we’ll look at the scale-out use case. When sharding, we have exactly […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups In Depth

 | December 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, High-availability, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, open source databases, Percona Server for MySQL, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB PIT Backups

In this blog is an in-depth discussion of MongoDB PIT backups. Note: INTIMIDATION FREE ZONE!! This post is meant to give the reader most of the knowledge that is needed to understand the material. This includes basic MongoDB knowledge and other core concepts. I have tried to include links for further research where I can. […]

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Is Docker Good for Your Database?

 | November 16, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MongoDB, MySQL, Solutions Engineering

Docker

This blog post reviews the appropriateness of Docker and other container solutions for your database environment. A few weeks back, I wrote a fairly high-level blog post about containers. It covered what you should consider when thinking about using Docker, rkt, LXC, etc. I hope you’ve taken the chance to give it a quick read. It’s a […]

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Three Things to Consider When Thinking About Containers

 | October 19, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, Hardware and Storage, MySQL, Solutions Engineering

containers

Containers like Docker and Rocket are getting more popular every day. In my conversations with customers, they consistently ask what containers are and how they can use them in their environment. If you’re as curious as most people, read on. . . How did this happen? From what I understand, containers grew out of Google’s (and others’) […]

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Myth Busting: MongoDB Scalability (it scales!)

 | February 19, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB Scalability

Recently I was talking with Tim Sharp, one of my colleagues from our Technical Account Manager team about MongoDB’s scalability. While doing some quick training with some of the Percona team, Tim brought something to my attention: he mentioned to me that several customers he has been in contact with have been telling him that “MongoDB […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 4)

and  | January 27, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Solutions Engineering

MongoDB

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: PerconaFT In this series of posts, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other: “A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage engine should […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 3)

and  | January 20, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Solutions Engineering

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: RocksDB In this series of posts, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other: “A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage engine should […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 2)

and  | January 11, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Solutions Engineering

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: WiredTiger In our last post, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other. From that post: “A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The […]

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