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The Evolution of the DBA in an “As-A-Service” World

 | April 26, 2018 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Managed Services, Percona Support

DBA

The requirements for managing and running a database in a modern enterprise have evolved over the past ten years. Those in charge of running enterprise databases have seen their focus shift from ensuring access and availability, to architecture, design and scalability responsibilities. Web-first companies pioneered the change by charging site reliability engineers (SRE’s) or multi-faceted […]

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Percona’s New Services and Software Products Help Organizations Achieve Performant, Durable Database Environments

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, AWS, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MongoDB, Percona Live, Percona Server for MongoDB

Percona's New Services and Software

Percona’s new services and software products, including a new Percona DBA service, new support tiers, and the general availability of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.6, the latest version of Percona’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for the MongoDB Community Edition are designed to provide enterprises with the performant and durable database environments needed to support critical applications […]

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Percona Blog Poll: What Percona Software Are You Using?

 | March 20, 2018 |  Posted In: Database Poll, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Server for MongoDB, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Percona Software

This blog post contains a poll that helps us find out what Percona software the open source database community is using. Nearly 20 years ago, Netscape released the source code for its Netscape Communicator web browser. This marked one of the biggest moments in “open source” history. The formation of The Open Source Initiative happened shortly after […]

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Don’t Get Hit with a Database Disaster: Database Security Compliance

 | March 13, 2018 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Percona Live, Security

Percona Live 2018 security talks

In this post, we discuss database security compliance, what you should be looking at and where to get more information. As Percona’s Chief Customer Officer, I get the opportunity to talk with a lot of customers. Hearing about the problems that both their technical teams face, as well as the business challenges their companies experience […]

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Percona Welcomes David Murphy as Practice Manager for MongoDB

 | October 19, 2015 |  Posted In: MongoDB

We are excited this week to welcome David Murphy to Percona as our Practice Manager for MongoDB®. A veteran of ObjectRocket, Electronic Arts, and Rackspace, David is a welcome addition to our team and will provide vision, direction and best practices for all things MongoDB. David also has an extensive background in MySQL and is […]

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The cost of not properly managing your databases

 | April 6, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support

Every day hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted by allowing improperly tuned or misconfigured systems, misunderstood infrastructure, and inefficient IT operations to live and thrive in data centers around the globe. There are both direct and indirect costs associated with allowing these unhealthy systems to continue to exist. Let’s look at some. The setup: […]

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Tokyo Tyrant -The Extras Part III : Write Bottleneck

 | November 12, 2009 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

This is part 3 of my Tyrant extra’s, part 1 focused on durability, part 2 focused on the perceived performance wall. #3.  Tokyo Cabinet Can have only a single writer thread, bottlenecking performance When writing an application using Tokyo Cabinet only one connection can be opened as a “writer”  while the rest are readers.  Tyrant […]

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